The most common question I get asked from clients about meals is, “What do I eat for a pre workout?”
Well kids, I went ahead and just made you a recipe!
Pre workouts snacks should be full of easily digested carbs (15% of your daily carb intake) and be paired with a protein and fat.
I LOVE these protein balls because I can make them in bulk and my little guy loves helping (and eating) them!
Super fast and minimal ingredients too!
Carrot Cake Protein Balls
(Recipe for 4-6 servings)
What you’ll need:
Large mixing bowl
Foiled baking sheet
Cheese grader or blender
What’s in it:
1 tbs. coconut oil
2/3 cup peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup honey or agave
1 tbs. chia seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup finely shredded carrot
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tbs cinnamon
2 tbs protein powder (use MY PROTEIN here)
How to make it:
This is literally the best part; it’s so easy!
Start by microwaving coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds.
Grade carrots until very fine and shredded. I actually use my ninja blender too get it very fine.
Add all remaining ingredients together in 1 large mixing bowl- minus the coconut flakes.
Grab a small, palm size of mixture and roll into a ball. (I wet my hands slightly to help have less stick when I do this)
Once your all is formed, roll the ball on a flat surface in the coconut flakes and bam; you’re done!
Make sure to refrigerate and you can freeze the balls up to 2 months in the freezer.
I suggest 2-3 balls per serving to stay within pre workout calorie guidelines; but don’t judge; I had like 5 ok?
Couldn’t help it, they were so good!