Chia balls are a great solution to a need for an easy snack. They combine nut butter, chia seeds, and rolled oats to provide a variety of nutrients. Because the chia seeds in this recipe aren’t exposed to much liquid, they’ll expand in your stomach to keep you feeling full longer. For that reason, make sure to drink enough water after eating these chia balls.
It feels weird to say that at this time tomorrow, I will have sat through the last class of my undergrad. I think I was a little worried I wouldn’t make it. My final exam will be next Monday, and then I’m really actually done. Last week, I officially got my spot in nutrition school. Things are finally coming together. It feels good! I decided to ride the “high” and make the chia balls after work. These really don’t require too much work and are loaded with nutrients.
Chocolate Nut Butter Chia Balls
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup nut or seed butter of choice
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then roll into 1 inch balls with your hands. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.