I go to boot camp at 5:30 a.m. three days a week. Why would anyone get up at that hour to lift weights, do hand-stands and pull ups? Have you seen what I eat? Most of the people there go to build muscle, get fit and lose some weight (see website here). Not me, I go so I can continue to eat the way I want and still fit into my pants (o.k. maybe build muscle, I am getting older).
Because of the early hour, I get out of bed about 5:10, throw on my work out clothes, brush my teeth, run my fingers through my hair, grab my water bottle and shoes, and leave the house. I didn't eat anything to start with, but my blood sugar levels didn't like that so I started eating 1/2 a Lara bar on my way to work out and I feel better. I decided I could make something at home that would fit the bill so I cruised through the Oxygen Magazine website and found this recipe. I figured I could make these, keep them in the fridge and pop one on my way to
I really do enjoy the workout...once it is finished. I hope the trainer doesn't hear all the names I call him in the mornings but I can do real pushups now (a first for this old lady). It is the little things.
Pre-Workout Peanut Butter Balls
Oxygen Magazine website (click here for website recipe)
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- Mix together all ingredients. Should be the consistency of Play-Doh. Roll into 14 small balls. Refrigerate to firm them up, overnight for best results. Enjoy!
Nutrients per serving (1 ball):Calories: 84, Total Fats: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 28 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 8 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 4 g, Iron: 0 mg
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