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Power Through with Jam Filled Energy Balls

Our house is a busy one! Being a teacher, my days can be very long. Between that, karate for the kids, and all the extra curricular activities, by the time I get home I am exhausted! But, help came in the form of an energy ball. I found this recipe from Pepsi, and it is a definite keeper! These little energy balls contain Starbucks Double Shot, protein, seeds, nut butter, and honey for sweetness. I made it my own by adding a little extra protein powder (this is especially great after a morning workout) and a seed blend containing chia, hemp, and flaxseeds. I also subbed cherry jam for strawberry, since it is what me and my husband preferred. Altogether, these bite-size balls of energy are so delicious and a nice pick me up from the everyday grind!

What You Need


  1. Mix Quaker Oats, chia seeds and cinnamon. Add peanut butter, honey and Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee & Protein Vanilla; mix until everything holds together.
  2. Form 2 tablespoons of mixture into ball. Create indent with finger and fill with 1 tsp jam; reroll into ball to enclose jam. Repeat to make 16 balls.
  3. Place on waxed paper–lined baking sheet; refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.


Here is the link to the full recipe: Oatmeal Muffin Energy Balls

These were so simple to make! A bit messy, but totally worth it. Pro tip- lightly dampen your fingers before rolling the balls, you can repeat this every 3-4 balls so they don’t get too sticky. Pair these with a nice bottle of Aquafina water and you are good to go!

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