There’s always that one point in the day when the morning coffee has worn off, our eyelids grow heavy and all we want to do is curl up under our desks and take a nap. Sound familiar? It’s the dreaded afternoon energy crash. But rather than running to the nearest vending machine to get something packed with sugar or the nearest coffee shop to get another caffeine fix, we think these awesome energy bites from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots are just the ticket.
Who needs an energy bar with a bunch of ingredients that you can’t pronounce when you can whip up a batch of these no-bake energy-boosting bites with just seven simple ingredients? Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they’re also healthy—and we love it when tasty snacks are actually good for us, too!
What you’ll need:
• Peanut butter (or other nut butter)
• Coconut flakes
• Ground flaxseed
• Mini chocolate chips
You’ll find the full recipe and instructions for these No-Bake Energy Bites over at Smashed Peas and Carrots. These bites are perfect for parents, but can be enjoyed by the whole family—and as a bonus, there will be no ugly caffeine or sugar crashes to deal with.
For more energy-boosting ideas, check out these 10 secrets from high-energy parents.