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3 Healthy - Homemade Post-Workout Snacks

by Corey Carter

Now that it's February, some may be looking back and saying, "I wish I would have held strong with my New Years Resolution to lose-weight."

If that's YOU...then time to jump back ON the bandwagon, so-to-speak! 

Here are three healthy post-workout snacks that are all relatively easy to make: 

Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites


1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

2-3 Tablespoons sprinkles (optional)


  1. In a saucepan heat the coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter until melted and creamy. Stir in the vanilla. Pour over the oats in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly coated. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. Take Tablespoons of oats in your hand and press very firmly until it forms a ball shape. Set on a piece of wax paper and let set. Makes 20 granola bites. **You can also press the mixture firmly into a greased 8x8 pan, then cut into 20 even squares. From there you can either eat them square or press into the ball shape.

Read more at http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/01/skinny-peanut-butter-granola-bites/#l9SD15p0XPxlMjAw.99 

Pumpkin Energy Bites:


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Combine the pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl and stir until smooth. Fold in the rolled oats, pepitas, raisins, and chia seeds. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until the mixture is chilled and easy to work with. Roll the mixture into balls (if you have a small cookie dough scoop, that works perfectly!). Store the balls in the refrigerator or freeze and thaw for a few minutes before eating.


Try the Blueberry Protein Shake:

blueberry protein shake

serves two

3-4 large handfuls fresh blueberries
2 scoops protein powder (Vega vanilla chai)
1 1/2 cups almond milk
ice cubes


Get More healthy recipes HERE: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food/party-ideas/great-post-workout-snacks?src=spr_FBPAGE&spr_id=1440_42112076