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!
Superfood Energy Balls
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder (I prefer Vegan Chocolate Shakeology)
- 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
- 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. This will make several (24+) ping pong sized balls.
- 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.
- Crushed Nuts
- Mini Chocolate Morsels