Yup! Your eyes are not tricking you. I know you are probably thinking "How could these be Clean?". I wondered the same thing when I first looked at trying this recipe, but the truth is... they are. I mean yes, moderation is everything and you shouldn't down 10 of these. But everything in these treats are made with whole natural ingredients with a few little secret items to help make them even more nutritious.
[Clean] All-Natural Peanut Butter Balls
- 3/4 cup Organic all natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Organic oats
- 1/4 cup Organic whole grain brown rice crisps
- 1 tbsp Organic honey
- 1 tbsp Organic Nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1/4 cup 70% Dark chocolate
- A touch of Organic Coconut oil
- Chia seeds
(Inspired by: TheFitnessDish.com)
1) Combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. If your peanut butter is a bit hard, microwave it for a few seconds to soften it up a bit.
2) The "batter" should be thick enough for you to start creating the balls. I used a tbsp to scoop them up and then used my hands to create the balls. Lay them out onto a cookie sheet with wax paper.
3) After you have created all of the balls, place the tray into the freezer for about 30 mins. Before you coat them with the chocolate it is a lot easier if they are almost frozen and hard.
4) Take the tray out of the freezer and start to melt the choclate. You could use a double broiler but i just used the microwave. I actually took a 70% dark chocolate bar and broke it into pieces. I added a touch of coconut oil because it helps the chocolate melt better and have a smoother consistency.
5) Then, you just dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place it back onto the wax paper.
6) I even decorated a few of them by adding some sprinkles :) Chia seeds that is!!!
Store them in the fridge. The brown rice crisps added a nice crunch and the nutitional yeast added a healthy punch that you dont even taste.
Do you know what Nutritional Yeast is?
Don't worry if you don't.. I didn't for the longest time.
Many vegetarians and vegans depend on nutritional yeast flakes to help them meet their recommended daily allowances of protein, fiber and amino acids. One of the great things about the flakes is that they contain the complete set of B vitamins, many of which are difficult to find in products from non-animal sources, such as B12 and folate. If you want more info on Nutritional yeast, check out this link.
Hope you all enjoyed this wonderful recipe! Everyone in my household gives it two thumbs up!!
I am going to leave you with this great new ab workout I have been trying for the past week. Tone It Up is a website I just discovered with Karena and Katrina. They are very motivating and beautiful fit women... take a look and it might help you get up and move!
Lots of love!