#sundaysetup: no-bake energy bites
What, it’s prep time? I know, I know. The weeks go by fast and weekends are so easily over before you give one thought to another Monday. For these kinds of weeks, you need some standbys. Take a look back at the basics if you haven’t already. For Sundays when I know I can’t do a full meal prepping session, prepping chicken, eggs, and hash saves me from complete chaos come Tuesday. What’s your standby trio? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
I’ve been receiving and testing recipes from our community here at Bodies by Burgoon, and this week’s recipe comes from Tiffany!
Perhaps you need a tiny pre/post workout snack, or a go-to bar that can substitute here and there but doesn’t cost you a ton of calories or cash. Well Tiffany has played with these energy bites and found a recipe that works.
I love that there are a lot of options here. Maybe adding chocolate just increases uninvited cravings for you? Then skip it. Switch up the nut butter, add more nuts or dried fruit, and experiment with your ratios of honey and nut butters. This recipe is your place to start.
Last Sunday I tried this recipe, and my family went cra-zy, to the point I texted this not 24 hours after making them.
Kidding, not kidding. We did come up with a new family plan for these special snacks. Eh hem, please take 1 at a time, not 5 (and they don't count for breakfast!)
All that to say, they are very good. Perhaps too good, but then again you get to decide. They are gluten free and sugar free with 5.2 grams of protein per bite. As a comparison, a Lara Bar (which I do like because of simple whole food ingredients) only have 3-4 grams of protein and double the calories. It depends on what you are needing your food for at any given moment, but these energy bites are just that, a shot of delicious energy.
Here's the recipe!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/3 cups coconut flakes
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of choice
- 1/3 cup organic ground flax seeds
- 3 heaping scoops unflavored 100% pure [url href="http://store.mullinswhey.com/"]whey protein isolate[/url]
- 1/8 cup water
- Optional: 1/4 - 1/2 cup chocolate chips, toasted nuts, seeds, or dried fruit.
- Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer bowl. With the paddle attachment and the mixer on a low setting, mix until everything is just combined. If mixture seems too dry, add another splash of water.
- Remove bowl from mixer and roll into 1-inch balls.
- Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.
(Check out the link above for Tiffany's recommended 100% pure whey protein isolate. She likes it because it's flavorless and can go in anything. Also, it has just 2 ingredients: whey protein isolate and sunflower lecithin!)
For more ideas and inspiration check out our Sunday Set-Up page and search our hashtag for #sundaysetup on Instagram and Facebook!
Also, next Sunday, March 6th, a few of us are getting together to #sundaysetup. Whether you are a practiced meal prepper (we need you too!) or you've never tried setting yourself up in this way, you are welcome to come join the team. We'll have the recipes and instruct you on what to bring. Email me asap to reserve your spot as space is limited.