These look so yummy, I just might make some myself!

Fueling a body is important when tackling the big hill, or running that extra mile.  A great source of energy can be found in carbohydrates.  Here is a tasty recipe that provides a good balance of carbs and protein.  (Please keep in mind that the following recipe contains a nut product.  Just a heads up for those with allergies.)

 

And everybody loves a little energy in bite size form!

No-Bake Energy Bites

(makes 18-20 bites)

1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)

1/3 cup honey

1 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or dried cranberries)

1 tsp vanilla

 

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into 1- or 2-inch balls.  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

 

Give it a try, and hopefully it will give you the yummy little boost you need to keep your Happy Pace going.

 

For more great recipe ideas, just like this one, visit Smashed Peas and Carrots. http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/08/no-bake-energy-bites-recipe.html

 

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