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Recipe: Cinnamon Peanut Butter Energy Balls

on June 27, 2013
Cinnamon Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I am having such a blast finding great recipes and adapting them into lower calorie treats that incorporate doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils! This one does double duty: it is a treat for the two-leggers (humans) that can be shared with the four-leggers (dogs) in our lives – just be sure you are using the recipe without the chocolate chips if you share. I use these for a quick pick-me-up for myself and also hide my dogs’ medicine in it and they don’t even notice! Note: My four-legged “kids” are 20# Cocker Spaniels … so for them I split a mini-ball in half to keep their calorie count down as well. But for ME – the full, whole Energy Ball, definitely!

Energy Balls

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup organic peanut butter (no sugars added)

1/3 cup organic honey

1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened (if you don’t like the chunks of coconut  flakes, you can grind them to powder in a coffee grinder)

½ cup ground flaxseed

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 drops doTERRA Cinnamon Bark CPTG Essential Oil

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Roll into teaspoon sized balls.
  • Eat them up!

The recipe above makes 34 mini-balls at only 72 calories each!

(Optional:  add a few mini chocolate chips to each ball for a touch  of extra sweetness!)

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The Benefits of Energy Balls:  Slow burning energy.  Natural sugars.  Great taste!

Oatmeal: 

Helps stop food cravings

Contains plant lignans which protect against heart disease and cancer

Enhances immune response to disease

Peanut Butter:

Boosts energyboth protein and healthy monosaturated fats will give you an energy pick-me-up

Peanut butter is a great source of iron, which helps to maintain good circulation

The antioxidants and fiber in peanut butter help to reduce the risk of cancer

Honey:

Honey is known for reducing muscle fatigue in athletes

Great immune system builder and possesses carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties

Nature’s energy booster – the glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar

Coconut Flakes:

Two components, lauric acid and monolaurin, appear to have antibacterial and antiviral properties

Flaxseed:

Three heathly components:  Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Lignans, and Fiber

Flaxseed may have a protective effect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer

New research also suggests significant blood pressure-lowering effects of flaxseed

Vanilla:

Studies have shown that the scent of vanilla extract may assist people to lose weight

Studies have shown that vanilla extract has a positive benefit on dealing with stress and anxiety

doTERRA Cinnamon Essential Oil:

Cinnamon detoxifies the digestive system and stimulates brain function

Clinical studies have linked cinnamon consumption to lowered blood sugar

Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help relieve arthritis pain

(Purchase doTERRA Oils online at http://mydoterra.com/santeeoils)

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2 responses to “Recipe: Cinnamon Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  1. […] 37. Cinnamon Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe […]

  2. Carla says:

    These were a hit at my party! Making them again for an upcoming event!!

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