Kind of a weird name for them, but I like it better than No-Bake Lactation Bites. Just way too long to say. (Yes, I’m lazy.) Now I know there are plenty of foods and smoothies strewn across the internet (aka Pinterest) that are supposed to help with milk supply and energy, but I never really cared to make any of them. My milk supply has always been fine and I wasn’t pumping at all, so I never saw the need to.
But when I finally decided it was time to take back my body from being neglected (new mom syndrome), I had contacted my fitness coach/friend and asked for a meal plan. She knew I needed it to be breastfeeding friendly and luckily for me, she added these bad boys in it! Thank goodness, because these totally cover me for my (ridiculously bad) sweet cravings. And heck, my husband even eats them when he gets his “once in a blue moon” sweet craving.
These are SUPER simple to make; just mix, chill, roll and enjoy! I find them really addictive and I always have to tell myself to stop at the serving size, otherwise I’d eat the whole loot!
Prep time: 1 hour 20 minutes (1 hour to refrigerate | 20 minutes to mix and roll)
Makes: 26-30 bites
Serving size: 4-5 bites
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (or quick oats )
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 tbsp brewer’s yeast (I don’t have any)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Mix together all dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients and mix using a hand mixer, spatula or your hands.
- Once mixed, refrigerate covered for one hour.
- Remove from refrigerator and roll into 1″ balls.
- Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
The first few times I made these, I used chunky peanut butter; I like the texture with the nuts. This last time, I switched it up to try chunky almond butter. I also use quick oats instead of old fashioned because that’s what I have in my house. Now, you can use any chocolate chips, but I use the Enjoy Life dairy, nut and soy free mini chips because I’m limiting my amount of dairy while breastfeeding (and I get more chocolate chips per bite).
There you have it! Simple, fast and easy quick energy snacks that anyone can make and eat, not just breastfeeding moms!