Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe
Life can become very hectic, and our crazy lifestyles, schedules, and priorities can consume most of our time, making it impossible to prepare and cook healthy and satisfying meals. The lives that we have adapted to craves convenience and sacrifices our health. We force ourselves to skip meals regularly, especially breakfast, which causes us to overeat later. We should not have to sacrifice our health to satisfy our convenience. We should be able to create healthy and easy recipes so we do not have to skip meal times while keeping ourselves full so we do not overeat later on during the night. We should be able to have it all and be healthy too.
There are so many different recipes available to us on the Internet. Most of these recipes require expensive ingredients and may take hours out of your day to prepare and cook. There are not many recipes are that are considerate to those of us who need inexpensive ingredients that will only take minutes out of our schedules and are also healthier than frozen TV dinners and hot pockets. There are not many recipes that are considerate of the hard working, extremely busy, lower income, healthy person.
This particular recipe is designed just for the lower income, hard working and busy person whom has a strong desire to consume foods that are healthier than the norm.
This recipe is extremely easy and quick to prepare for one to consume for breakfast on the go or quick and easy snacks throughout the day. This recipe can be prepared after dinner the night before and placed in the refrigerator so when our alarm clocks wake us suddenly in the morning our breakfast is already prepared and we can grab it with our morning coffee on our way out the door!
This recipe only contains contains only five simple ingredients (that most of us keep in our cabinets and/or pantries on a regular basis). These ingredients are very inexpensive and this recipe only takes less than ten minutes to prepare and complete while producing a very delicious and edible outcome.
These chocolate oatmeal energy bites are satisfying to the sweet tooth, smooth and creamy to the pallet, and filling to the stomach, keeping us full and satisfied throughout our very hectic and demanding day.
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Water
- Sea Salt, to taste
- In a medium (microwave safe dish) mix 1 cup dry oats, cocoa powder, and brown sugar.
- Add 1 cup of water, stir well.
- Microwave for 1 minute, stir. Microwave again for 1 minute, stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds.
- The oatmeal should smell sweet and should be sticky (all water should be absorbed).
- Mix a pinch of seas salt into the mixture, mix well.
- For the mixture into 9 bite sized balls (place them on foil).
- Enjoy when you need a quick and satisfying breakfast or snack throughout your busy day!
|Serving size: 1 Bite (40g)|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 10 g||3%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 30 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
If you desire to have a more fulfilling and balanced bite, protein powder and nuts can be added to the mixture to give a boost of protein and fat to the energy bite, keeping you fuller longer.
If one wishes to add protein and nuts to the mixture, add these ingredients after the oatmeal has been cooked in the microwave. Add protein and nuts into the cooked chocolate oatmeal and form into bites.
If protein and nuts are added, one must acknowledge that the nutritional information will change (and the calories will rise), but the bites will become a more balanced snack.
You can also add cinnamon and coffee for a flavor and caffeine boost into your bites.