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ENERGY Bites

I hang with my bestie Missy K a lot and know it requires a massive amount of energy to keep up with her!  So, I’m always on the prowl for easy to make (and EAT) protein snack items.  After quite a few stops and starts I’m hooked on these super easy, super tasty Energy Bites (and, Missy K LOVES them).  I’m sharing two of my fave recipes below so you can try them out for yourselves.  Let me know what you think!  I will grab 2 or 3 of these on my way out the door or, freeze them and take them skiing for a snack.

 

THE BASIC BITE

1 C Peanut Butter (or any nut butter you like)

2 Scoops of Jay Robb Protein Powder (I use Vanilla but you could use Chocolate)

3/4 C Rolled Oats

1/4 C Ground Flaxseeds

1/2 C Chocolate Chips (you can use any flavor you like)

2 T honey or Maple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Remove from fridge and roll into 1-inch balls.  Store energy bites refrigerated in an airtight container.  Makes 12 – 15 energy bites.

NOTE:  I freeze mine so I can bag them and use as snacks while skiing.  Of course, veer away from putting them into pockets with “heaters”!!

SUGAR COOKIE BITES

1 C rolled Oats

1/2 C Roasted Cashews

4 – 5 T Agave Nectar or Honey

1 T Peanut Butter

2 – 3 T Vanilla Extract

Pinch of salt

Place the oats and cashews in a food processor.  Pulse for a few seconds, until a coarse mixture results.  Add the honey and peanut butter.  Pulse until combined.  Transfer the mixture to a bowl and roll into balls.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  Makes 12 energy bites.

I like to use a cupcake pan for the bites so they don’t roll around in the freezer…….You can use a plate, cookie sheet or whatever you have handy.

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