Oatmeal Tehini Cherry Power Bites

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Power Balls! The Perfect Post-Workout Treat.

Power Balls! The Perfect Post-Workout Treat.

I don’t know about you, when I return home following an intense (for me) yoga class or spin class – the kind where your head sweats and you look like a drowned rat when exercise is finished – I am often absolutely famished.   It’s hard for me to come back and take the time to make a proper plate of food. So I recently began taking a couple of these little healthful balls with me for a post workout snack.

I know, some of you love Kind Bars or Larabars…but I do not.  I’m sick of dates and nuts and peanut butter and all the other “binders.”   So yesterday I made it a point to experiment with sesame seed paste, or tehini.

These little balls are simple – it’s just a matter of stirring the ingredients together.  I love that I am able to use tehini and my favorite dried cherries!  Add in old fashioned raw oats and some ground flaxseed – you could also use whole sesame seeds or ground chia seeds or even hemp seeds if you want to be new age.  The point is that now I am invested in packing two of these in my car or bag for those times when I am hungry  post workout and wish to put something in my mouth that tastes good and IS good for me.

Next up I am going to experiment with chocolate tehini, unsweetened coconut flakes and kamut flakes.  Stay tuned!

Oatmeal Tehini Cherry Power Bites

Makes ~ 16-20 balls



  • 1 ½ cup dry old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup dry tart cherries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of dry nutmeg
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ -2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • ½ cup tehini (I love Soom Foods tehini)

Add dry oats, flaxseeds, dried cherries and spices to a bowl and mix to distribute evenly.

Mix the the vanilla, honey, and tehini together, combine with  the dry ingredients  and mix to form a dough that you can smash together to form balls.   I usually have to add more tehini to get it to this point.

Form into 1-inch balls, (Pack them tightly so they dot crumble apart) and place on waxed paper inside of a sealed container  and refrigerate for up to eight days.  Each ball will be two or three bites of goodness!

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