Peanut Butter Oat Power Balls

Snacks | April 15, 2014 | By

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 It’s crunch time! I feel like I’m back in college and cramming for a test…except this time it’s for a race. I’m T minus 2 weeks away from the Nike Women’s half marathon in DC, and this race has really crept up on me. 2014 has been a whirlwind, I’m not sure where all the time went, but here I find myself trying to fit all of my “real” training into 2 short weeks! My roommate caught me Facetiming with my run buddy for the race, Krissi, who has turned into a bit of a serious runner.  My roommate Lindsey caught us making dinner and brunch reservations for the weekend in DC, and overheard me talking about how I’ve been slacking on training and can’t find the time. Out of nowhere Lindsey comes up behind me an goes in front of the camera and says “HA! Hailey’s not serious about anything…except blogging…and food.” Thanks Linds, very kind words of encouragement for my race.

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but the biggest running challenge for me is just getting out the door. Once I’ve gotten through the first (always horrific) mile or two warm-up, I never have any complaints for the rest of my run, and am always glad I made it out. High-energy after-work snacks are the key to success in motivation. When I get home around 6 or 7, I’m always exhausted and usually hungry. I have a few pick-me-up snacks that have become my go-to, but recently these Peanut Butter Oat Power Balls are my favorite. They are super easy to make, taste great and give me the energy I need. They have super simple ingredients, and can be vegan with the right chocolate chips. Best running fuel ever.

Bon Appetit!

Peanut Butter Power Balls Ingredients

Peanut Butter Oat Power Balls 

1 Cup Rolled Oats

1/4 Heaping Cup of Organic Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder

1/8 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

1 Tbsp Almond Milk

1 Tsp Chia Seeds

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a medium- sized bowl with a spoon, or combine with your hands until a paste consistency is reached.  Roll mixture into small balls with your hand. (Note: if mixture is not sticking into balls, add a little bit more peanut butter). Keep refigerated and enjoy!

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    Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs
    April 15, 2014

    They look super yummy….and I know that not only I would love these, but I think my son would definitely appreciate them after a long workout! Awesome recipe!

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    Hailey
    April 15, 2014

    Thanks! They are great post-workout, but also as a general snack anytime!

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      Cathy
      April 21, 2014

      Thank you so much Nancy! Hailey and I love all the support & love we get for our little blog. :)

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      Hailey
      April 29, 2014

      Thanks Kloe! They are sooo much easier than making bars, they take about 5 minutes once you have all the ingredients ready!

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