First, sorry for the dead links in the emails sent. This post was having some issues in it’s production, but I think I have it all figured out now. Now for the good stuff.
Bites are a favorite among our household for two reasons: 1. They are easy to prepare and 2. They offer a quick energy boost before workouts, or for after workouts to aid recovery.
I love using a nut butter as my base, and adding in nuts, chia seeds, proteins, and the occasional sweets, such as cranberries, raisins, apricots and dates. I kind of regret not adding vegan dark chocolate chips to these, but there’s always next time.
These bites are sugar free, grain free and vegan. I love the dried cranberries, as they are great source of nutrition for runners. Cranberries contain antioxidants and phytochemicals. They are known to help with gastrointestinal issues and digestion, and to protect against cardiovascular disease.
They are so great for oral health too, decreasing bacteria and inhibiting harmful acid production. Make sure to buy dried cranberries without any added sugars.
These bliss bites do not take long to prepare and no cooking is required. If you have 15 minutes you can make a great quick snack.
Instead of wasting calories on protein bars or granola bars, that most commonly contain GMO’s, processed junk, and lots of sugar, try making bites. They have less sugar and no additives. You decide what goes into them, not someone else.
As a mom, a quick, healthy snack that packs a punch is always needed.
- ¾ - 1 c almond butter
- 1 c walnuts
- 1 c unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ c dates
- ½ c GF oats
- ½ c dried cranberries
- Add the almond butter, walnuts, dates, chia seeds, ground cinnamon and ½ c shredded coconut in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Stir in GF oats and cranberries.
- May have to add in more almond butter to make it sticky enough to roll into balls.
- (The dough may be really sticky)
- Roll into balls, and then roll balls in the remaining shredded coconut to coat.
- Place in a freezer safe container and chill for 1-2 hours.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit
What are your favorite post workout snacks?