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Almond Butter and Chia Seed Energy Bites

Alternative title: I needed something to stop my stomach grumbling like a gut possessed during double yoga class and didn’t want to snack on too much fruit for fear of sewage farts.

 

“You don’t even like nuts” my brain protested.

“I don’t like peanuts…Or brazil nuts…Or hazelnuts for that matter” I mutter as I glare at the Almond Butter.

“And you had a funny do after trying a cashew nut that time…” That was true, I did.

“I think that was just a panic attack” I stated, quite matter-of-fact.

“A panic attack? Over a cashew nut?” My brain was unconvinced.

“A panic attack” I insisted.

“Not really surprised the body panicked after you fed it something that tasted like turd…Just wish it would do that every time you had carrot sticks for snacks…Wouldn’t kill you to eat a bag of Monster Munch you know”

Despite my dislike of other nuts, I do quite like almonds (though that may be due to my obsession with Bakewell Tarts). So, after my disastrous attempts at trying other nut butters and finding myself quite disgusted by them I decided to at least try almond butter…The result being that I bloody love the stuff! (Weird I know).

This little revelation allowed me to experiment with these Almond Butter and Chia Seed Energy Bites to keep me focused during a 3 hour yoga class (yes after a day at work…I know, I must be daft).

Energy Bites 2

 

No Bake! (So easy peasy really).

Makes 9

1 x cup of rolled oats

3 tbsp Almond Butter (I used Meridian because…Well…It was the only brand I could get at Tesco – and it tastes awesome)

1 1/2 tbsp honey (because I seem to have honey in everything at the moment)

1 tbsp currants

Chia Seeds (for rolling in…no not you, the balls…The energy balls! Geez).

 

Energy Bites Ingredients

I looked at that butter…with the oil separated (which occurs naturally I should point out)…And cringed at the prospect of trying it. However one taste was all it took for me to be hooked!…

Throw oats, raisins, honey and almond butter in a bowl and combine.

Energy Bites

I may have to remove all tubs of Almond Butter from my local Tesco…You know…Just in case I need a kitchen full of that shit…IT MIGHT HAPPEN!!!

Roll mixture into balls and roll these in Chia seeds.

Energy Bites ready for chilling

*Sigh* Almond Butter …

Bob the balls into a seal-able tub and put in the fridge for a couple of hours (I left mine overnight).

Then enjoy whenever you like!

Obviously you can change this about a bit – use peanut or cashew butter for example? Substitute the currants for goji berries or cranberries, add a bit of cocoa powder for a chocolate twist. There are so many possibilities with these.

R x

PS – Who’s looking forward to ‘Fortitude‘ episode 4 tonight?! I’m really enjoying it so far and the way it has been filmed is just spectacular!

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6 Comments

  1. I bet these taste amaze-balls… Amaze-BALLS geddit?! He he… Here’s the next batch I’m going to try because the energy balls I made the other day are soooooo delicious! http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/raw-coconut-and-cacao-bites-vegan/ XX

    • Ruebi

      I left the tub of them out on the side while I made a cup of tea…The other half ate four before the kettle had boiled! Cheeky sod huh? Still, means I have another batch to make ready for my next yoga class πŸ˜‰

      (Also, everything Deliciously Ella creates looks amazing! Seriously food envy when I see those posts)

      x

  2. Oh these look yummy and sound so easy to make – will have to give them a try! πŸ™‚

    • Ruebi

      I tried a different combination today that worked quite well too! I seem to have a real love of almond butter now πŸ™‚

      And they are ridiculously easy to make.

  3. YES! This looks awesome. I’m going to test this recipe out. Thanks for sharing… and overpowering your brain lol.

    • Ruebi

      It was my first time making anything that contained chia seeds or almond butter…There are so many other possibilities now I’ve found that I like them both! Which is always worth the brain whinging for a bit πŸ™‚

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