Sunday, May 11, 2014

Date and Oat Energy Bites

Happy Sunday!  Hope you are having a great weekend.  I certainly am.  Spent the day wine tasting yesterday in Virginia for a bacheleorette party, and today soaked up some sun on my apartment's rooftop in an attempt to get slightly less pale in time for upcoming weddings and beach trips.

I also took a much needed day off from exercise yesterday, which left me feeling refreshed and ready for a weights class today at my gym.  I even got Travis to join me - it was his first group fitness class and he really liked it.  He is already feeling sore and it has only been a few hours, but it was fun to workout with him and I think he was impressed with my strength when he saw that we were lifting the same weight ;)

It takes a lot of energy to be bronzed, buff and booze-y all in one weekend....

Enter energy bites!

These are perfect bite-sized treats made with all natural ingredients and no added sugar. They taste like cookies, but are loaded with healthy stuff - perfect as a pre-workout snack or a quick bite when you are feeling snacky.

1 cup of dried pitted dates soaked in water until soft (10-15 mins)
1 cup of oats
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup of roasted almonds
1/2 medium ripe banana
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of dried unsweetened coconut

Add everything to a food processor except the coconut and blend until dough-like.  Roll into balls and into a shallow bowl with the coconut.  Chill and store in the refrigerator. 

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