Energize your activities outdoors with oats – The key to sustained energy during outdoor activities.
Summer is right around the corner and the weather is warming up. As the weather gets warmer, many people start to head outside and enjoy activities in the sunshine. Whether it is going for a long walk, swimming, gardening, or participating in an outdoor sport, we know that being physically active is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle. Before going outside and being active, it is important to get the proper fuel and nutrition. Prior to any physical exertion activity, it is vital to get a combination of carbohydrates for sustained energy, and protein to support our muscles during the activity. In these events we aim for a snack to be lighter and to strive to not cause any GI distress.
Here is a simple pre-activity snack to fuel your outdoor activities.
Protein Energy Bites:
Approx. Time: 15 minutes to prep.
30-60 minutes to refrigerate
Total Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes
1 cup dry oats
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey
½ cup dried blueberries
¼ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
Mix dry oats, almond butter, and honey in bowl.
Add dried blueberries, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix.
Place bowl in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hours. Or until mixture has solidified.
Take bowl of refrigerator and carve mixture into small bite-sized balls.
Calories: 367, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 6g, Carbohydrates: 62 grams, Sugar: 34g, Protein 8g