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:
Dried Cherries + Chopped Walnuts
Toasted Coconut Chips + Sliced Almonds
Butterscotch Chips + Chopped Pecans
Dark Chocolate + Pumpkin Seeds
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 😉
Protein Ball Recipes
Need some other ideas for protein ball snacks? My carrot cake protein balls and espresso protein balls are delicious too! Get creative and have fun with these recipes!
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