Now that it's February, some may be looking back and saying, "I wish I would have held strong with my New Years Resolution to lose-weight."
If that's YOU...then time to jump back ON the bandwagon, so-to-speak!
Here are three healthy post-workout snacks that are all relatively easy to make:
Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2-3 Tablespoons sprinkles (optional)
- In a saucepan heat the coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter until melted and creamy. Stir in the vanilla. Pour over the oats in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly coated. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. Take Tablespoons of oats in your hand and press very firmly until it forms a ball shape. Set on a piece of wax paper and let set. Makes 20 granola bites. **You can also press the mixture firmly into a greased 8x8 pan, then cut into 20 even squares. From there you can either eat them square or press into the ball shape.
Pumpkin Energy Bites:
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup pepitas
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Combine the pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl and stir until smooth. Fold in the rolled oats, pepitas, raisins, and chia seeds. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until the mixture is chilled and easy to work with. Roll the mixture into balls (if you have a small cookie dough scoop, that works perfectly!). Store the balls in the refrigerator or freeze and thaw for a few minutes before eating.
Try the Blueberry Protein Shake:
blueberry protein shake
3-4 large handfuls fresh blueberries
2 scoops protein powder (Vega vanilla chai)
1 1/2 cups almond milk
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