These little bite-sized snacks seriously hit the spot. They have carbs, protein, and a bit of sweetness to them. They can be after any type of exercise. Or no exercise at all!

Runner Recovery Bites [Vegan]

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Serves

12

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (soaked for an hour)
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds (soaked for an hour)
  • 1/3 cup of oats
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of goji berries
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon of unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon of protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of hemp seeds to roll the balls in
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Preparation

  1. Drain your pumpkin and sunflower seeds and throw them in a food processor. Grind them up until they break down into a paste.
  2. Add your dates and pulse a few times to mix everything up.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients (aside from the hemp seeds) and process until it forms a dough-like ball.
  4. This is the messy part! Wet your hands so that they're slightly damp to more easily roll the dough into balls. Grab a tablespoon, spoon out the mixture and roll it between your hands.
  5. Have your hemp seeds in a bowl or cup and roll the ball around until it’s covered. Place the covered ball on a plate and keep rolling!
  6. Once you’re done, put the plate in the freezer to firm them up. They retain their shape best when they are kept cold.
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