I’d say my best support for my husband, professional triathlete James Cotter, comes through food and fueling. In an effort to help him fuel properly for pre- and post-workout, I started making him healthy bites. What are healthy Bites? Glad you asked. Healthy Bites are my take on functional gluten free bite sized “ball” snacks. Each bite is made with natural, gluten-free and mostly organic ingredients.
Today I wanted to share with you one of my STRANGE but GOOD Healthy Bites recipes. Okay it might not be strange to some of you, but it is a rather ODD mix of ingredients.
Grind up your marshmallows in a blender or food processor first. If you have large chocolate chips, go ahead and blend them up with the marshmallows as well. If you are using minis, there is no need, just mix in. Makes sure you grind up the rest of your dry ingredients as well. Transfer into a large bowl and add in nut butter, flours, protein, coconut, and agave. Mix well, and then roll into balls/bites. Makes around 10-12 bites. I then like to roll each of them in some extra coconut and/or cocoa. Freeze right away then store in fridge or freezer to maintain freshness. Store for up to 6 weeks. YUM!!
Well folks, that’s all I got for now. I hope you get to make these. If so, please let me know how they turn out.
You can see more recipes in my BOOK of BITES eBook, which is on the side bar of my site. Or if just feel like spending money, cause let’s face it, we all like to at times, feel free to order some yourself from me. I ship!
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Remember the “Food Pyramid”? It was the triangular guide from the USDA with levels or sections of food groups and suggested amounts of daily servings for each. For 19 years, health practitioners, teachers, parents and others used this as a guide to teach and ensure healthy eating. Even athletes were known to follow these guidelines.
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