December 11 2017
A registered dietitian offers her best tips for runners considering the meatless diet route.
Some combinations are just meant to be – like cookies and milk or ice cream and apple pie. Certain flavors fuse together in a perfect taste bud tickling union. Our latest protein packed recipe features two ingredients that deserve a spot at the top of the dynamite combo list: peanut butter and chocolate! These salty sweet bites provide the right amount of calories, nutrients and heart-healthy fats to keep you full and energized during a tough workout. Try out our Peanut Butter Protein Bites recipe today – you won’t be sorry!
Peanut Butter Protein Bites
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup light agave syrup
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Add 1 cup oats, agave, peanut butter, and coconut to a large mixing bowl and set aside. Next, place dates, 1 cup rolled oats, and chia seeds in food processor. Pulse ingredients until dates and oats are finely chopped. Add processed mixture to ingredients in the large mixing bowl and blend until combined. Finally, add chocolate chips and stir until well mixed.
Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes before scooping heaping teaspoonfuls into your hands to roll into small bites. Recipe yields approximately 18 bites. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bite = 1 serving): 142 calories, 6.7 g of fat, 18.4 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g protein, 44 mg sodium, 1.9 g dietary fiber.