No Bake Energy Bites
I love having no bake energy bites in the freezer for an after work snack or a summer hike. These peanut butter chocolate protein balls are great little healthy treats and can be awesome for outdoor trips.
Living in Alaska I am frequently asked about hiking and outdoor adventure snacks. These energy bites can be great for travel and on the go. This snack packs in a ton of nutrients and can be a great way to stay fueled during activity with complex carbs, healthy fats and protein.
Different Flavors for Energy Balls:
No Bake Energy Bites Nutrition Info:
Oats: are a good source of a unique type of fiber called beta-glucan, which is associated with a range of health benefits including lowering cholesterol. Oats are typically associated with being high in carbohydrate but they also contain a little protein. Carbs are the bodies preferred fuel source for exercise!
Collagen: your body needs high-quality protein that contains the amino acids needed to make new proteins. Collagen is a great source of those amino acids. I like adding collagen to these energy bites because it’s a single ingredient, flavorless and bumps up the protein content.
Peanut Butter: Nut butters are a good source of healthy fats and plant based protein. If you are out for a long hike or camping, a serving or two of fat will promote satiety.
Chocolate Chips: Um…they are yummy! Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc too 😉