Climbing Nutrition: Energy Bites!

Eating right helps fuel your climbing, and this recipe is not only tasty, but packed with some very necessary fuel.

What you’ll need:

Ingredients

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/

What’s great about these?

For starters they are really simple and good. However, there are some extra benefits. Chia seeds are high in the Omegas that you need, which will help boost your brain power and help you remember beta. They are high in energy, which every climber needs, and low in calories.

We made ones that were a little different. They used fresh peanut butter, blueberry granola, honey, and a little milk. There are many ways you can customize this delicious treat.

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