Having enough energy is key for athletes. School or work can be draining, and athletes need energy to perform their best during a game or a practice. If you don't have time to eat a meal before an event or don't like the taste of energy bars, you can always make an energy snack yourself.
STACK talked with sports dietician Leslie Bonci, who offered a quick and simple do-it-yourself energy bite recipe that makes a great snack. Her energy bite snack is easy to make and can cost less than some energy bars. The basic ingredients include some kind of nut butter, a grain and a few small additives to get the snack the way you want it.
Here is the list of ingredients for this particular energy bite.
- Peanut butter
- Additional Protein
- Oats (uncooked)
- Rice Krispies cereal
- Sunflower Seeds
Add all the ingredients to a big bowl, stirring in each one. This is a no-bake recipe. You can roll the mixture into balls or put the snack on a cookie sheet, freeze it for 10 minutes, then cut into bite sizes. Also, remember that you can add, switch or remove any ingredients.
To learn more about the snack, watch the video above.