One of the most vital times to replenish your body is within 30 minutes after a workout. Throughout the years I’ve spent training and trying to get the perfect balance of when to eat and what at to eat, and this has been my discovery. I started noticing my recovery was faster, I had more energy throughout the day, and during my future workouts I had to ability to push harder during the most challenging parts of my workout. The right meal at the right time makes all the difference. Your body needs the right fuel to gain muscle and improve fitness levels.
I started playing with the recipes that had the right combination of carbs and protein. I also wanted something that would be quick and I could throw in my gym bag and eat immediately after a workout. One of the recipes I whipped up that’s quick, easy and delicious are these peanut butter protein bites! I absolutely love them! I store them in individual bags in the freezer and pull them out every morning and throw them in my workout bag.
Combine the following in a large bowl:
1/2 cup of vanilla flavored protein powder( I use pea/rice/hemp & chia protein or use your protein powder of choice)
1 cup quinoa or millet puffs (found in the cereal aisle at most health food stores with no additives like sugar and etc.)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tbsp raw agave
1/4 cup cacao chips
Mix thoroughly and form into 1- 1 1/2″ balls and place on a flat cookie sheet. Makes about 6-8 balls. Place into freezer for about 30-45 minutes. Place into individual baggies for easy use and enjoy after a workout or enjoy as a snack.