Nutrient Rich Snack Balls

Updated: Sep 13, 2018

A healthy substitute to store-bought granola bars

Unhealthy ingredients found in many prepared granola bars include high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, palm kernel oil, trans fats, bleached flour, unbleached flour and wheat flour.


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats

  • 2 tbsp vegan protein powder of choice

  • ¼ cup unsweetened mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs

  • ½ cup organic almond butter or peanut butter

  • ¼ cup freshly ground flax meal

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • ¼ cup local maple syrup

  • ¼ tsp almond extract or ½ tsp vanilla

  • 1 pinch ground Himalayan rock salt


  1. Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Full disclosure: I use my hands to mix.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Once chilled, form desired bite-sized balls - be prepared for a little bit of effort, the mixture tends to be crumbly.

  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

The following recipe was retrieved from NutriChem Personalized Health Solutions. Check out their website at

Recipe by Kate Orlando, RHN

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