Sleep…and No-bake Energy Bites!

27 Feb

I slept last night. A full 7 hours. If anyone knows me, it’s that I don’t sleep for more than a couple hours at a time leaving for a very, very tired Shayna. I think the Oscars made me sleepy!

Today I’m headed to the gym for a little Body Pump (taking, not teaching!) and I’ll come home and do some TurboFire. It’s supposed to be beautiful outside today-57 and sunny-so I’m taking Bella for a little (ok, long) walk in one of our local parks. I’m so excited! I hibernate for the winter so it will be nice to get outside a little bit.

Seeing that I have some high energy events planned for the day, I wanted to share my modified recipe from the Smashed Peas and Carrots blog:No Bake Energy Bites! Enjoy!

No-Bake Energy Bites (modified from Smashed Peas and Carrots)
 *recipe makes 20 bites
1 cup oatmeal (uncooked old fashioned)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chia gel from almond milk (combine 1 tsp chia seeds with a little under 1/4 cup almond milk, let sit for 10 minutes. I’m currently loving Almond Breeze unsweetened Almond/Coconut milk blend)
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate (optional)
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 balls and enjoy!  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Each bite equals 3 PointsPlus under Weight Watchers. I used the recipe builder and calculated 20 bites per recipe.
Enjoy your day!

2 Responses to “Sleep…and No-bake Energy Bites!”

  1. nick February 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    How about a recipe for your loving husband to make tomorrow night while you are at work?

    • shayna5858 February 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      Hm…I’ll get on it. As long as i can eat the leftovers!

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