90g (1 cup) rolled oats
125ml (½ cup) almond butter (natural, unsweetened)
60ml (¼ cup) honey (or maple syrup for a vegan alternative)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt (optional)
30g (¼ cup) crushed almonds for coating
Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseeds, or a handful of mini dark chocolate chips
1.In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, almond butter, honey, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more almond butter or honey.
2.If using any optional add-ins like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or chocolate chips, stir them into the mixture.
3.Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of a tablespoon.
4.Place the crushed almonds in a shallow dish. Roll each ball in the crushed almonds to coat.
5.Place the energy balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
6.Once set, store the energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Oats: Oats are not only a healthy source of carbohydrates but also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can soothe the skin. They are also a good source of zinc, which is known for its skin-healing properties.
Almond Butter: Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin E helps to protect the skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage.
Honey: Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it helps to keep the skin moisturized by drawing moisture into the skin. It also has antibacterial properties, which can aid in preventing acne.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has anti-fungal, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial properties that can be beneficial for the skin. It’s known to help with acne and skin blemishes.
Enjoy these Oat and Almond Energy Balls as a healthy snack that not only satisfies your hunger but also provides benefits for your skin!