Back in the day I use to eat candy for breakfast. This was when I didn’t care about what I ate, as long as I didn’t put on weight. Mini snickers, the frosting off a Dunkin Donutes brownie-I didn’t care. I was all “get in my belly”. And then I’d head over to the gym. Yeah, pure comedy.
My junk food breakfast days are gone but I still love something sweet in the morning. When I have time I make myself a smoothie, but for the days I’m on the go I’ve just created something way better.
Pre-Workout Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
This recipe is super easy and takes about 30 minutes to make in total. It’s packed with protein, fiber and healthy carbs. You’ll be tempted to eat more than one but I wouldn’t recommend it. I just had two and I am stuffed!
- 2.5 cups of instant oats
- 3 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or carob chips
-1/2 cup of raisins
-2 tablespoons of almond milk (or any non-dairy liquid you want)
-Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix.
-Form little golf size balls and place on a non-stick tray or plate
-Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before eating
If you’re not into raisins or chocolate try adding pumpkin or chia seeds to the oats. You can also try cranberries or crushed nuts. Be creative. You know you want to!
I created this recipe as a breakfast option but it also works for a dessert or healthy snack. You also don’t need to follow this recipe to the exact amount. If your balls aren’t holding together try adding a little more of the oats. This is certainly a recipe you can eye-ball.