These energy bites are easy to make, can easily be allergy friendly, and will give your athlete all the energy they need before a game. Have 2-4 of these with some water or milk about 2 hours before a game or practice and you’ll have all the energy you need to make it through to the end.
After practice, these are excellent to replace energy stores and help with muscle recovery from the nut butter and hemp hearts high protein. Pair with a piece of fruit for the perfect snack.
Whether you eat these Pre-Game or Post-Game, these energy bites contain minimal ingredients, are all natural, and are delicious. I find myself often grabbing one or two to make it though the dreaded 3PM slump.
These can easily be doubled or tripled to make a big batch. After rolling them, you can keep them in a sealed container in the freezer for months so they’re readily available.
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (or alternative like sunbutter or wow butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, dried fruit, brown rice cereal, chopped nuts, etc.
Mix nut butter and maple syrup together until combined. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Stir in add-ins, if using.
Taking out a teaspoon of the mixture at a time, make a ball. Makes 12-15 golf ball sized energy bites.
No hemp hearts? Use flax meal or chia seeds in their place. They all contain healthy fats and fibre.
No maple syrup? Honey is a fantastic substitute.
Have any questions about pre-game fuel or post-game recovery? I’m happy to talk to your team! Feel free to get in touch anytime and we’ll discuss how we can work together.