October 6 2014
Who runs the world? Girls, of course, and they also run to the finish line at these races.
Love peppermint patties or those minty Girl Scout cookies? Women’s Running has a treat for you! These 108-calorie protein bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you fueled for your run.
Yields 25 bites
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/3 cup Special Dark cocoa powder
1/2 + 1/3 cups agave nectar, light
1 scoop (or 2 tablespoons) protein powder, unflavored
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Combine peanut butter, almonds, oats and coconut in food processor and pulse until all ingredients finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients (starting with only 1/2 cup of agave nectar to begin) to the food processor and mix until well combined. Mixture should have a sticky consistency. If it is not sticky enough to form balls, add another 1/3 cup of agave nectar and pulse to combine.
Once all ingredients are combined for a sticky consistency, take a tablespoon of the dough and roll it in the palm of your hands to form a ball. Repeat until all of the mixture in used.
Store bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bite = 1 serving): 108 calories, 5.2 g fat, 13.8 g carbohydrates, 4.4 g protein, 48 mg sodium, 1.9 g dietary fiber.