Choconut: Chocolate, coconut, peanut butter…YUM!!
Although it is summer and I am loving every second of it- I still have to work to pay the bills just like everyone else 🙂 Next week is an extremely busy week. I run from tutoring in the morning to curriculum conferences (yes, I am a teacher who has the summers “off”…) in the afternoon which leaves no time for a sit down lunch. I think I speak for all “every day fit gal’s when I say life can get busy. Generally, in those busy times, nutrition can get neglected and our healthy habits fall apart. I am determined to NOT let that happen these next few busy weeks.
Check out the recipe below for my on the go Choconut Protein Bites:
** I added a scoop of Perfect Fit Organic Protein Powder to mine- if you use this protein or another that you prefer- feel free to add a scoop in**
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup organic apple sauce
2 tbsp. all natural peanut butter or almond butter (softened- 15 second in the microwave)
3 tbsp. organic honey or organic maple syrup
1 1/2 cup organic gluten free oats
1/2 cup organic unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup organic dark chocolate chips ( if you do not want to include chocolate you can use 1/2 cup dried cranberries)
Pre-heat the oven to 350
In a mixing bowl, mash a whole banana well. Mix the applesauce, softened peanut butter, honey or maple syrup in with the banana. Stir in the oats, coconut flakes and fruit or chocolate. Mix well. If your batter seems a little too dry add 1tbsp. apple sauce at a time until the consistency your like is reached.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick oil. Form small cookies or bites and place them on the baking sheet. Bake the bites for 10 minutes at 350. Remove and let cool. Keep in a sealed tupperware- refrigerate after 2 days.