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Old Fashioned Oats (3)

Do you have a sweet tooth, like me? As in, I could easily eat a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in one sitting or would often find myself eating girl scout cookies, one at a time, until the box had mysteriously disappeared. OOPS!!

I always would wait until after the kids went to bed, so I could eat them in peace, like a special treat for getting the kids in bed.

Then, I had to hide the box so my husband wouldn’t notice I had eaten them all. Of course, I felt guilty for eating them all and knew the scale was not going to be nice the next few days.

Well, I found a better way to satisfy my sweet tooth and I want to share my secrets with you. I no longer eat pints of ice cream; actually, I rarely eat ice cream, at all, anymore. I can’t tell you the last time I had girl scout cookies or a box of Oreos – my waist line is very thankful, now.

One day, I was obsessively pinning random things on Pinterest and found these gems that were labeled “energy bites” and thought that is just what I need! I definitely was in need of lots of energy!

If you have not seen these floating around Pinterest, you are in for a treat. If you were the original poster, please let me know so I can give you proper credit.

Add 1 cup of old fashioned oats to medium mixing bowl.

Old Fashioned Oats

Then, add peanut butter, honey and protein powder. Finally, throw in coconut, chia seeds, flax seed and chocolate chips.

Old Fashioned Oats (1)

Combine all ingredients and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment paper and put in the freezer, for 1 hour.

Old Fashioned Oats (2)

I was instantly in love! I have always been a fan of cookie dough, in the raw, of course; even better if it is frozen. While these are nothing like raw cookie dough, they are something I could whip up quick, always have ingredients on hand and they satisfy my sweet tooth.

1 cup old fashioned oats1_2 cup peanut butter or almond butter1_3 cup + 2 T honey2 scoops protein powder1_4 cup

These are a perfect workout treat, to replenish your body, while still satisfying your sweet tooth. I have changed the original recipe, slightly, for a nice balance of carbs, protein and healthy fats. Use these after lifting weights or your favorite workout class.

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What is your favorite post workout meal?

 

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