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Consuming energy chews, gels, or power packs during my long runs has become increasingly difficult since I started eating more clean foods and removing refined sugars from my diet.  It’s not that store bought chews are bad, its just that they’ve started to make my stomach upset during runs.  So, I started experimenting with my own homemade superfood energy balls. 

I typically eat oatmeal before my runs, a banana with nut butter and chia seeds or a delicious shake.  Some combination of that and I’m good to go.  So I thought what if I put a combination of  super foods together with some fuelers that work well for me and enjoy that while on my runs. 

Lo and behold… I now have my own superfood fuel!

 

Energy Balls
Superfood Energy Balls
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A delicious combination of ingredients to help you through a long run, a tough workout, or satisfy an aggressive sweet tooth!
SERVINGS PREP TIME
24 bites 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
0 minutes 15 minutes
SERVINGS PREP TIME
24 bites 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
0 minutes 15 minutes
Energy Balls
Superfood Energy Balls
Votes: 2
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A delicious combination of ingredients to help you through a long run, a tough workout, or satisfy an aggressive sweet tooth!
SERVINGS PREP TIME
24 bites 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
0 minutes 15 minutes
SERVINGS PREP TIME
24 bites 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
0 minutes 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder (I prefer Vegan Chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Chia
  • 1/4 cup Flax
  • 1/3 cup Coconut
  • 3/4 cup Natural PB
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
Servings: bites
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and blend together. Mixture will appear dry but will mold firmly when rolled into tight little balls.
  2. This will make several (24+) ping pong sized balls. I prefer them cold, especially if taking them out for a run so I suggest refrigerating immediately.
  3. ENJOY (and try not to eat the entire bowl)!
RECIPE NOTES

If you want to consume these during your run I suggest making them extra small so you can eat and run at the same time.

Other ingredients to consider:
Crushed Nuts
Mini Chocolate Morsels
Raisins
Dates
Fig