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.