If there is a single matter I discovered about myself for the duration of my health and fitness and conditioning journey, it is that I absolutely need to have treats (like these peanut butter energy bites) readily available or I come to be an out of regulate raging hypoglycemia animal.

Imagine Tom Cruise mixed with a wolverine. Quite scary stuff.

At any time because I have been tiny, my blood sugar has constantly been on a rigid 3-hour dive timetable. As in, I’m the kind of particular person who has to have a thing to take in each and every several several hours or I’ll crash. My mother suggests that when she brought me someplace, she always had to make sure that she experienced foods with her or else I’d wreck the working day and toss a fit. Horrible, appropriate?

But it’s correct! When I get hungry, I can not imagine, make choices or even faux to be in a very good temper. I have witnessed the health care provider a couple instances about it and seemingly that’s just the way my entire body is. Wacky.

Of training course, it I’m doing work from dwelling it’s quite easy to get treats, but a number of situations I have been in circumstances where by I was much from equally residence and food stuff (primarily when touring). To prevent a meltdown into hunger oblivion, I began producing my very own small energy bites and trail mixes to bring with me wherever I went. Not only are they a lifetime saver, but they also assistance me make superior foodstuff decisions (as an alternative of achieving for junk food items).

Ingredients in peanut butter electrical power bites

These fantastic no bake peanut butter strength bites are my hottest development and loaded with some of my preferred items. I really advocate whipping up a batch of these peanut butter electricity bites. They take 5 minutes tops and you have on your own a wholesome, selfmade snack with healthy fat, omega-3 (thanks to chia + flax) and more than 5g protein for every serving!

  • peanut butter: I endorse making use of an all pure drippy creamy peanut butter with only peanuts + salt as the ingredients. I’ve also built them with almond butter, but everyone is aware peanut butter reigns king on SRCooking.
  • oats: I endorse utilizing rolled oats, and if you’re gluten no cost, be sure to use licensed gluten no cost rolled oats.
  • honey, coconut palm syrup or date syrup: either will perform! If you want to make these vegan, use coconut palm syrup or day syrup.
  • flaxseed food: this provides a increase of balanced fat, fiber, protein and vitamins. It is also great for lactating mamas.
  • chia seeds: a increase of healthier fat and omegas to aid keep you fuller, for a longer period.
  • vanilla extract: the a person and only (but truly feel free to skip if you don’t have!)
  • protein powder of alternative: I favor to use unflavored collagen peptides or this vegan protein powder, but you can truly feel totally free to use what ever protein powder you prefer.
  • cinnamon: a sprint of cinnamon assists these style like Teddy Grahams, I swear.
  • mini chocolate chips: because who doesn’t love a small chocolate in their everyday living? Really feel absolutely free to use vegan/dairy free of charge chocolate chips if you’d like.
  • optional: I personally really like to incorporate in unsweetened shredded coconut for the reason that I’m a coconut addict, but it’s surely not required.

no bake peanut butter energy bites in a bowl

How to make no bake energy bites

  1. With a foodstuff processor: increase in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, protein powder, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until finally well blended. Incorporate in chocolate chips (and coconut if applying) and pulse a number of additional periods. Use a medium cookie scoop or your fingers to get dough and roll into 10 balls.
  2. Without the need of a foods processor: insert moist ingredients to a medium bowl, blend to combine. Incorporate in dry ingredients and mix with each other until blended. I usually have to use my palms to mix and get the job done with the dough. At this place you really should be equipped to kind balls that stick with each other. You could want to incorporate a bit far more nut butter and/or sweetener to aid them stick alongside one another.

Customise these peanut butter energy bites

  • If you really don’t have any protein powder, these balls need to be just fine without it as well, whilst you may need to have to insert extra oats.
  • Continue to keep these power bites nut no cost by using sunflower seed butter and nut no cost chocolate chips.
  • Make them into bars. Feel free of charge to push the energy bite “dough” into an 8 1/2 x4 1/2 inch loaf pan ahead of positioning it in the fridge. Minimize into bars and love!

How to keep vitality bites

Keep these electricity bites in an airtight container for up to 1 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you are eating them straight from the freezer I’d suggest letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at home temp before performing so.

Watch me make the peanut butter electrical power bites:

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Photography by: Sarah Fennel