June 17 2015
A newbie-turned-race-veteran lends event ideas for beginner runners looking to cruise through their first finish lines.
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.