I’m currently training for a relay race, Spokane to Sandpoint
2017. Part of the prepping for race weekend is preparing food, or fuel, for the
race. I’ve learned that it is unwise to add too many new foods to your diet
right before or during any race. Race day is not a good time to learn that your
insides don’t appreciate the foods you are giving them!
These protein bites, or
energy bites, are one of my go to fuels for race weekend or
anytime I need something quick and power packed. I keep a few in my refrigerator
and often grab a couple 30-60 minutes before my morning run. They give me just
enough protein and carbs to keep me going without being heavy or unkind to my
digestive tract. And … they taste good!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bites
¾ C creamy
1/3 C honey
1 ½ C old
fashioned oats (I like to grind them into a course flour for this recipe)
chocolate protein powder
semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Combine the peanut
butter and honey in a mixer. Add the protein powder and beat well. Add the
oats and chocolate chips until evenly combined. Form into balls – about 1.5
tablespoons. Store in a zipper bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
ingredients are my favorite, but don’t be afraid to experiment with different
kinds of grains and seeds or protein powder flavors. Just be sure to test them
out before race day. Chia and flax seeds, although great for fueling, can be a
little aggressive, so do your experimenting well before race weekend.
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