Are you always itching for a go-to snack that’s healthy and gives you tons of energy for your workouts? You’re in luck – Pure Barre Charlotte and Pure Barre Ballantyne recently sent over a couple of their favorite healthy treats that are easy to whip up and will keep you nice and full – of energy, that is. Check ’em out!
Chocolate Protein Balls
Makes 10 Balls
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon chocolate-flavored protein powder, or to taste
1. Stir oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate, flax seeds, chia seeds, and protein powder together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Scoop chilled mixture into balls. Keep cold until serving.
Indian-Spiced Roasted Nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon canola oil
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup hazelnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds; stir until blended. Add nuts to sugar mixture; toss to coat.
3. Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Note: Measuring honey can be a mess since the golden-hued liquid likes to stick. Try lightly coating your measuring spoons or cups with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Apple Pie Smoothie
1/2 apples, halved, seeded, quartered
3/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt or dairy free yogurt
Tablespoon brown sugar or other sweetener, to taste
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 cup ice cubes
Blend together until desired consistency is reached.
Other Quick Snacks Under 100 Calories:
½ cup non-fat regular yogurt (go Greek for extra protein!) with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup…like this!
Nut-Stuffed Date: One Medjool Date filled with one teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter
Stuffed Figs: Two small dried figs with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta stuffed inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Load up on those healthy snacks and head straight to Pure Barre to get your lift, tone, burn.