Whenever you’re working up a sweat on the bike, or even at the gym, sometimes you need a little boosts of energy to really keep you going.
Proteins are essential when you’re training as they provide much needed fuel to get those muscles working, and are also responsible for building and repairing muscle.
Healthy foods don’t have to be tasteless, nor do you need to spend a small fortune on powders, gels and soluble tablets. Many of the best sources of protein can be easily bought in any grocery store, so you can make your own bite-size boosts.
Here’s some quick and easy protein snacks to take out with you on the bike, or for those post-workout cravings.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Balls
Peanut butter is packed full of flavour and protein, and when you combine it with chocolate, it’s a winning combination.
To make this little balls of energy bliss, you’ll need: a mashed banana, 1 tbs cocoa powder, 1 tbs peanut butter, 2 tbs, flax seed, 2 tbs Vanilla protein power and 65g of rolled oats.
Thoroughly mix the banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, flax seen and protein power into a medium bowl until they stick together. Stir in the rolled oats, until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
Scoop out balls of the mixture onto a greaseproof tray, and refrigerate for at least 30 mins. Et viola! Each of these tasty balls will contain roughly 4g of protein.