Energy Bites


I have an on-again, off-again relationship with early workout sessions. I love the feeling of working out early and having the entire day ahead; I love being up early and feeling like there are so many hours to make the most of. The problem I’ve run into, however, is trying to find a good after-workout pre-shower protein-rich snack to tide me over to breakfast. I’m not ready to eat breakfast at 7 a.m., when I’m all sweaty and just getting home from the gym, but I know it isn’t good for me to wait until I’ve been up for 2 1/2 hours plus to eat my first something for the day. 

I took to Pinterest to find a solution. I came across this gem and my solution was found! 

Without further ado, here is my slightly modified Energy Bites recipe. These are SO good, with so many different options for cultivating the exact taste you are wanting to get from them! You can make Chocolate Orange Energy Balls, Chocolate Lime Energy Balls, Chocolate Orange & Lime Energy Balls, Plain (no chocolate) Orange Energy Balls, Plain Lime Energy Balls, Plain Orange & Lime Energy Balls, Chocolate Energy Balls, or Plain Energy Balls, to name just a few of the ways to make this recipe!

Energy Bites
Yields 20
A naturally sweetened, delicious, protein-filled snack.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  2. 2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  3. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  4. 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  5. 1/3 cup honey
  6. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  7. 1 tablespoon chai seeds
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 2-4 drops Young Living Orange or Lime Essential Oil (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a refrigerator-safe bowl.
  2. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll mixture into small balls, around an inch thick.
  4. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and eat as desired!
  1. When using Essential Oils in recipes, it is imperative you use a pure Essential Oil. Many Essential Oils on the market are not 100% pure, meaning it can be dangerous to eat them. Do your research and be sure your oils are certified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA. We recommend using Young Living Essential Oils- visit our Wellness page to order.
  2. Not the biggest fan of peanut butter? Substitute other nut butters for the same effect.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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Ashley Bassoppo-Moyo

Christian. Wife. Entrepreneur. Missions Worker. Young Living Essential Oils Aficionado. Student. Planner & Organizer. Budget Nerd. World Traveler. Lover of Cozy Blankets & Good Books. Writer. Home Cook. Teacher. Cheese Fanatic. Health Enthusiast.

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2 thoughts on “Energy Bites

  1. Made these today and they are delish!
    I didn’t have any chia seeds so I omitted those but they still taste great. Nice nutty flavor.
    These taste great but are not overly sweet. Perfect afternoon snack for a mom who needs a protein boost. Thanks for posting. 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! To me, they are the perfect amount of sweetness, and I love that it is all from the natural sweetness of the ingredients!

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