The pastry station - flaxseed energy bites
These flaxseed bites are designed to get you up, moving and focussed - and taste great!
In case we haven't mentioned it before, barring on-site snack cupboards, we make all of our food from scratch. On top of main meals that includes occasional snack pots and sweet treats.
Never let it be said we ever do anything just for the lols. Whatever we put on the menu, we always try to add a bit of extra purpose to the dishes beyond, you know, tasting really really good.
That's what today's flaxseed energy bites were about. These are super nutritious, sweet and tasty, easy to make bites that are great for getting you through a moment of writer's block, or for an injection of energy, fibre and protein before hitting the gym.
The flaxseed is also worth highlighting here, as a great source of potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. It's a really great energy ingredient, not to mention being very high in fibre, perfect for holding off those less healthy snack urges later in the day.
Anyway anyway, since the recipe for this one is really quite straightforward, it only seems fair to share it with you all to make at home before or after your weekend run. So here it is!
Flaxseed energy bites
Makes 10 bites Ingredients 100g rolled oats 100g flaxseed 100g peanut butter 50g chocolate chips 4 tsps honey
Method Thoroughly mix all the the ingredients together in a bowl until the whole mixture sticks together. You might want to hold back some of the honey and peanut butter to make sure the recipe it isn't too wet, and then add it all in if the mixture isn't quite holding together.
Put the whole mixture in the fridge for an hour to help it harden.
Roll the mixture into ten equally sized balls.
Yep, that's it. It's that straightforward. If you're looking to change things up, other popular and healthy additions include dessicated coconut or dried fruit. Just give it a go and see what you think!