A couple of years ago, I used to make "protein bites" as a go-to snack for energy and fullness. These are perfect for a pre-workout; a little goes a long way. They may look small, but they are extremely filling. The recipe is simple, and best of all; no baking!
What you need:
- 1 cup of healthy oats
- 1 scoop of protein powder (your choice, I use Cellucor Whey, S'mores flavor)
- 2 tablespoons of natural, organic almond butter (healthier than peanut butter, but you can use that if that is what you have)
- 1 tablespoon of natural, pure honey
- Optional: dash of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (if you find the mix is a little too hard to stir. Using a natural nut butter helps because natural oils are still included.)
What you do:
1.) Mix all items in a medium to large sized mixing bowl
2.) Stir the mixture until smooth, thick, and well blended.
3.) Form into balls; I made mine medium to large; you can make yours smaller or larger if you want. This part gets messy! Ensure your hands are clean before mixing.
4.) Place the bites into the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before consuming. Keep chilled and only remove them when you are ready to eat. If you are short on time when you make them, you can place them in the freezer for an hour before consuming; however, I would not recommend leaving them in there.