Energy Balls for Pregnancy, Labor & Lactation! (Vegan & GF Free)

www.BetterBirthDoula.orgEnergy Bites:
1 cup oats (quick oats, verify they are GF if you or baby have sensitivity)
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (chop up a vegan chocolate bar if baby has dairy sensitivity)
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla

Mix it together and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes or so, then roll into balls. You can freeze or store in fridge. Store some for labor, and snack on some while nursing! Minus the brewer's yeast these are similar to the lactation cookies.

Smoothies for Pregnancy & Lactation are here.

Update: My kids have fallen in love with chia seeds and they can also be added to this recipe, about 2 tablespoons. This add some extra protein, fiber, and omega-3s to your energy balls!

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