Protein Power Bites

Getting back into the swing of things with a workout regiment can be draining. Your body is eating up a ton of calories, and you need to refuel with the right stuff to make sure you can push through your workouts and have enough energy to go back for round two later in the week.

photo 3Lately I have been feeling exhausted after my workouts and I don’t feel like I’m ready to go full throttle into the protein shake and protein bar world quite yet. Holly¬†of Eat Great BE Great made a post that inspired my recipe below. See Holly’s original post here.

Her collection of protein bites inspired me to make my own Pleadings & Pasta variation on these powerful and tasty protein bites for a post workout snack.

Protein Power Bites

By Pleadings and Pasta 2013

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup coconut flakes or crushed coconut chips

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1/2 cup almond flour

3/4 cup natural salted peanut butter (I love trader Joe’s brand, the orange label)

1/4 cup honey

2-3 tbsp of cinnamon (depending on how much you like)

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Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Incorporate well. Form into balls and place in fridge. Will hold for up to one week. Note, the above measurements may vary a bit depending on how creamy your peanut butter is, so adjust as necessary.

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I’m warning you now, these¬†are addictive! But they definitely cure the post workout hunger pangs, and give you a nice energy boost as a result of some healthy and delicious ingredients.

Work out with all of your might and eat with all of your heart,