PB NRG Bites

People are always asking me what I eat. Or what I don’t eat. :-)

Or what to eat before they workout. Cue PB energy bites. I love these things. I eat them before and during most of my workouts. And occasionally just because I can. I got the idea from Gimme Some Oven and then changed them to provide a healthy, energy-charged pre-workout snack.

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The peanut butter-honey-raisin combo happens to be my staple. But there are about 100 different combinations that would work. I’m sure some will show up later. But nothing is more inspiring that peanut butter. I love it. I eat it all the time. And it provides great fuel for my workouts and active lifestyle.  Chia Seeds are also another staple in my diet. You will see those little guys pop up in many of my recipes. Loaded with Omega-3s, fiber, and great for aiding in hydration in athletes, I try to sneak these into my diet as often as possible.

And so…

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PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES

1 cup Old-fashioned Oats

1/2- 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (shredded)

1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter (I prefer chunky varieties)

1/3 cup(or less) of Honey

1 HEAPING Tbs. Chia Seeds

1/2 cup Raisins

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Combine all the ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Place bowl in the refrigerator until chilled.

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Remove and roll mixture into about 20-25 balls. I really like to use a cookie scoop for this.  Keep in a covered container in the fridge. ENJOY!

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**Note: These aren’t low calorie, but they are a nutritious option for a pre-workout snack or quick on-the go burst of energy. Just don’t eat all 20 in one sitting 😉 **

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