Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Did you know that balancing your blood sugar is key to your overall health, energy, mood, hormones, and weight loss?
Two simple and effective ways to balance your blood sugar levels are by eating high energy foods that include healthy fats + protein, and by planning ahead to anticipate the unexpected, aka carrying healthy snacks with you on-the-go!
Today I’m keeping my blood sugar levels stable + giving myself a little energy boost before heading out to teach yoga with these pumpkin energy bites.
The perfect fall snack that takes only 15 minutes to whip up, requires no chopping or baking, and tastes delicious! You can refrigerate or freeze them, then pack them with you for on-the-go! Recipe inspired by punchofyum with a few modifications.
2 cup oats
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (I used sunflower seeds)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
2 scoops collagen peptides (optional, protein)
1 tbs maca powder (optional, supports hormone health + energy)
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional, I used 1 tbs of cacao nibs instead)
Combine and pulse all ingredients in food processor or blender. Add in chocolate chips (or cacao nibs) last and pulse for a few more minutes until they are in small pieces. Scoop mixture and roll into balls. Freeze until solid and store in freezer or refrigerator.