No-Bake Energy Bites
Energy bars are a popular choice for some pre-workout nutrition or even a meal on the go. But have you looked at what’s in your favorite energy bar? Kick the preservatives and mystery ingredients to the curb and try our no-bake energy bites. Pop two or three in a sandwich baggie for your midmorning snack and say goodbye to the vending machine at work!
+ 1 C oatmeal, uncooked (old-fashioned or steel cut)
+ 1/2 C coconut flakes, toasted
+ 1/4 C ground flaxseed
+ 1/4 C sunflower seeds
+ 1/2 C unsweetened dried fruit of your choosing (raisins, cherries, etc.)
+ 1 Tbsp chia seeds
+ 1/2 C unsweetened nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.)
+ 1/3 C honey
+ 1 tsp vanilla extract
– Mix together your dry ingredients.
– Add your nut butter, honey, and vanilla extract;
– Mix together until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
– Roll the mixture into bites, about 1” diameter (or larger if you have a big appetite!)