- 1/2 cup nut butter of your choice (e.g., almond butter, sunflower butter)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 4 Tbsp psyllium husk or psyllium seed powder
- 3 Tbsp freshly ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed for consistency)
- 1-2 teaspoons stevia or monk fruit (adjust to taste). Alternatively, 1-2 teaspoons of honey can be used.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Unsweetened shredded coconut, cocoa nibs, or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor
1. Prep: Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a tray or plate.
2. Mix: In a large bowl, first combine the nut butter, melted coconut oil, and water. In a separate bowl, mix the psyllium husk and ground flax seeds. Then combine both mixtures, stirring until you get a consistent and thick blend. Adjust with more water if the mix seems too dry or crumbly.
3. Shape: Using your hands, form the mixture into small balls.
4. Optional Coating: Roll the balls in unsweetened shredded coconut, cocoa nibs, or chopped nuts, if desired.
5. Set: Place the balls on the prepared tray or plate and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up.
6. Store: Once set, transfer the balls to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
- Chia seeds can replace ground flax seeds if preferred.
- Psyllium seed powder offers more health benefits than psyllium husks.
- While peanut butter isn't the healthiest nut butter choice, it's still acceptable for this recipe.
Nutritional Information (for 12 Fast-Fiber Bites):
- Calories: 96.2
- Fat: 7.9g
- Carbohydrates: 5.5g
- Fiber: 4.5g
- Protein: 2.2g