Today I am taking a very liberal response to my Lenten call to cook through Eating the Bible: Over 50 Delicious Recipes to Feed Your Body and Nourish Your Soul.
I saw that Rena had a recipe for Trail Mix to accompany her study of Numbers 33:1-2 during which the journey from Egypt to Israel is detailed.
Today, Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, marks the start of Holy Week in the Catholic Church. On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion. According to the Bible He was greeted by crowds placing palm branches along his path.
I thought that her Trail Mix would be a fun way to prepare for the journey of holy week ahead. During this week we celebrate Holy Thursday, the Last Supper, Good Friday, the Crucifixion of the Lord, and of course Easter Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the dead.
This week is also the last to survive without chocolate, or whatever other vice you gave up for Lent. So, make a healthy snack and power through!
Instead of Rena’s trail mix I made these Cinnamon Raisin Energy Balls – a healthier way to get your sweet tooth fix and a natural boost of energy.
Cinnamon Raisin Energy Balls
- 3/4 C peanut butter
- 1/2 C honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 C instant oats
- 1/4 C golden flaxseed meal
- 1/2 C raisins
- In a microwave safe bowl combine peanut butter and honey. Microwave for twenty seconds.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Form into balls.
*This recipe is adapted from Miss Candiquick at http://blog.candiquik.com/cinnamon-raisin-energy-bites/*
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