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Coconut Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Bites

Happy Hummmmp day!Β 

I’m a huge fan of on-the-go snacks. I always look for something to grab on my way to the gym, or when I get home from work. And, well. I found the perfect snack. Protein balls! Not only are they super healthy, they absolutely delicious! I grab one on my way to the gym, and I freeze some and eat them as desserts! They’re fantastic, and satisfy even the most severe sweet tooths (not that I would know πŸ˜‰ )Β 

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β€’ 1 cup oats

β€’ 1/2 cup peanut butterΒ 

β€’ 3 tbsp honey

β€’ 1/4 cup applesauce

β€’ 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

β€’ 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

β€’ 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

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No Bake Energy Bites! & weekend activites

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hope yours is spent with loved ones & great food πŸ™‚

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I had a fantastic weekend visiting my family & friends in Cincinnati. It was spent with great company, great food, and great workouts! Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend πŸ™‚

My weekend in a nutshell..

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My breakfast every morning consisted of Life cereal, blueberries & skim milk w/ coffee! I love breakfast with the parents πŸ™‚Β IMG_6938

My handsome, crazy dog Moe πŸ™‚Β IMG_6941

Coffee on the back porch πŸ™‚Β IMG_6945

Peanut butter & jelly sammiches, fresh fruit & yogurt w/ almonds.IMG_6955

Cocktails with my best friend!Β IMG_6960

πŸ™‚ i love her!

My workout of choice this weekend after venturing to 3 different gyms in 3 days…:

  • 2 mile run
  • 15 minute stair master
  • 30 minutes elliptical
  • this workout below:

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I did 30 seconds of each, two times. I love it. It works your entire body, and REALLY gets you breaking a sweat.

Speaking of great food, tonight I made overnight oats & cinnamon raisin energy bites!

The overnight oats were very similar to my earlier recipe I posted, but I added raisins, almond butter and pumpkin pie spice! Yum! I think they’ll make a delicious breakfast πŸ™‚

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all the peanut butter! Justin’s is the best!

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Yum!

Energy bites:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter. I used low fat peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Mix all ingredients together in medium sized bowl. Place in refrigerator for 30 mins. Make into balls and place back in refrigerator. Enjoy!

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So easy, yet so delicious πŸ™‚ And only about 100 calories per bite. Perfect pre/post workout snack!

My dinner tonight was a snack dinner! Cottage cheese, hummus, and delicious Kashi chips! Yum! (I ate about twice that is actually shown πŸ˜‰ )

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Hope you all had a great day off! Cheers to a short week ahead!