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Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Hey there! I hope you all had a nice long weekend. My weekend was a nice mix of running, strength training, cookouts with friends, healthy (and unhealthy) eats, and (most importantly) quality time with the family. Here are a few of the treats I enjoyed this weekend:

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Gooey Butter Cake (unhealthy)                                       Organic Strawberries (healthy)

You know my motto is “It’s all about balance”. I will say though, that my body is happy to be back on a healthier eating schedule now that a new week has started. It’s amazing how much different I feel when I eat “clean” healthy foods vs. not so healthy foods.

If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen the many different recipes for “Energy Bites”. I’ve made a few of the variations out there in the past . While they were delicious, some of the recipes were loaded with sugar and calories. I found a great recipe that I modified a bit. These bites are a great pre-workout or post-workout snack. They are even a great snack to satisfy a sweet tooth!

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Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Servings: 18
Serving Size: 1 energy bite
Calories: 115
Fat: 5.9 g
Carbs: 12.3 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 4.4 g

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for approximately 18 bites:
Recipe adapted from Gimmesomeoven

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes; toasted (you can omit this if you don’t like coconut)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used natural)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate morsels

Toast the coconut by placing it into a skillet over low to medium heat. Once it browns, remove from the skillet.

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Place the oats, wheat germ, protein powder,  & toasted coconut flakes into a blender or food processor.

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Blend until smooth and powdery. Place dry mixture into a medium mixing bowl.

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Add peanut butter, honey, and chocolate morsels. Stir together until mixture forms a cookie dough texture.

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Roll dough into balls. I used a tablespoon of mixture to create the balls. Depending on how large or small you make the bites will determine how many your recipe will make.

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Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!

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What are some of your pre-workout or post-workout snacks?

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  1. Can’t wait to try these!

    • Kristin

      July 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      These are so easy to make and taste like a dessert. I also love how they are a quick “grab and go” snack.

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