Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Do you need a little pick me up after a hard workout or just after a long day a work? I know I do especially after that horrific 15.5 Crossfit Open WOD this past Friday! My quads are still singing!
I decided to do this work out in the morning this past Friday instead of doing it with everyone else Friday night. I wanted to see if my performance differed if there weren’t as many people around. I usually got so nervous before working out in front of so many people I wondered if it effected how well I was doing on my WODs. I am just glad I got it over with!
It was 27 thrusters 27 calorie rows, 21 thrusters 21 calorie rows, 15 thrusters 15 calorie rows, and 9 thrusters and 9 calorie rows!
We went back later to cheer everyone else on!
And yes, we definitely had a rest day this weekend along with meal prep for the week. aka this gorgeous pan of veg.
This brings me to these delicious snacks. I have been spotting energy bites all along my Pinterest and Instagram accounts and I totally had to get in on this.
I decided to base this recipe on Gimmie Some Oven’s version because she’s simply awesome.
Instead I used
Ground Flax Seed
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
These are SUPER easy and are a great NO BAKE snack to grab after you work out and stock up on some healthy fats to power through your day!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a nutrient packed snack that makes a great post workout snack to power you through the rest of your day!
Yields 24 servings: Calories: 80, Fat: 4g, Protein:2g, Net Carbs:7g, Sodium: 21 mg Sugar: 5g
1 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
½ cup ground flax seed
⅔ cup Skippy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
4 tbs honey
2 tbs cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
1 tbs hemp seeds
Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl
Stir all ingredients together thoroughly
It was a bit tough to stir for me, so I got lazy and let my Kitchen aid do the work!
Put batch in refrigerator for about 25-30 minutes (it makes it easier to handle)
Then form into 1” balls and refrigerate!
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