As a nursing mom, I know the importance of fueling my body properly, especially as I am feeding my 6-month-old. This is a recipe for one of my favorite snacks — energy bites. These energy bites have a few ingredients* in them that are great for nursing moms — and other parents — including:
- Brewer’s yeast
- Almond butter
*See this link for some other lactogenic foods.
These energy bites are easy to make, and can be made in just a few minutes. Perhaps while the baby is napping?
Energy Bites for Nursing Moms
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond butter or other nut butter – I’ve also made with peanut butter, and it’s just as good!
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 Tablespoon Brewer’s yeast
- Optional: 1 cup add-ins – I like Craisins and/or chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or mini M&Ms
- Combine almond butter and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium low. (I’ve also done this by hand with a large spoon)
- Add in the dry ingredients: oatmeal, coconut, Brewer’s yeast, flaxseed and any add-ins, such as chocolate chips.
- Roll into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Store covered in the refrigerator and enjoy! You can also freeze them to eat later.
Warning: These energy bites won’t last long! If I don’t eat them up, my 5-year-old and 3-year-old often will. They’re great with or without the chocolate, and perfect any time of day (or, let’s face it, any time of night if you have a baby!).
Seeking other treats? Follow along at icrashedtheweb.com for some other recipes.