My due date for Evangeline is tomorrow, May 4th. I’m really hoping she’s born in the next 2 days, but we will just have to wait and see. One of those dates just so happens to be one of my best friend’s birthdays. (Holla, Maggi!) And the other (the 4th) is National Star Wars Appreciation Day. May the Fourth be with you!
Anyway, I’ve been prepared for a while to cut back on my sugar intake as soon as I have her. In preparation for having her, I’ve already cut back and discovered a super tasty way to satisfy my strong sweet tooth!
Here’s where the recipe comes in. Cyndi was telling me about energy bites that their family really likes, so I looked up some recipes and came up with my own recipe for a couple of different versions. A chocolate/peanut butter kind and one that is just peanut butter. These are just basic measurements. But I may have added a little bit more of one thing or another to get it to be the right consistency. I added more brewer’s yeast to the kind without cocoa. Brewer’s yeast is very optional. But it’s high in B vitamins and apparently supposed to be helpful for milk supply, hence my use of it.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey
1-2 tbsp brewer’s yeast
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
Mix and refrigerate until they’re able to be rolled into balls. After the boys and I did a little snacking on some of the dough before I rolled them, I was able to get around 22 of each of them (I think.) Then I just stuck them in the freezer. I think they taste best after it thaws for about 5 minutes.
So I’m able to fulfill my craving for sweets, and getting a dose of nutrition and 3 ingredients that are supposed to help with milk supply (oats, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast.) And since they are super, super easy to make, I wanted to make sure I remembered this recipe!
I didn’t take any pictures of them so I’ll include some random pictures from the last couple weeks instead. Mayci did a great job getting some maternity/family pictures of us. But I only have a couple on my phone.