No-Bake Pumpkin Raisin Bites
I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and when you’re on the road, it’s hard to stay on track nutritionally.
I learned that first hand last weekend when a traffic jam on the way to Big Bear brought on a major Biscotti binge.
Had I been prepared with a more appropriate snack on hand, that wouldn’t have happened. Well, in theory. Really, I blame my friend Claudia for plying me with those decadent cookies — I was driving, I had no hands to fight them off.
Luckily, as I approach yet another upcoming trip, this month’s Recipe Redux encouraged me to create an awesome snack for fit folks, on-the-go.
These delicious little bites are perfect for helping your body recover post-workout by giving you the carbs and protein you need to replenish energy stores. They’re also a great choice to keep you chugging along in your daily activities.
They may be on the smaller side, but the balance of complex carbs from the oats and healthy fat from the almond butter give them a long-lasting fullness effect — and they’re perfect for transporting. They’re also gluten-free and can be made vegan.
And you don’t have to have just one. You can eat six of these and still stay under 200 calories, an ideal snack serving.
The combination of pumpkin, raisins and almonds may sound a little strange at first, but I promise, they’re amazing. They sort of have of a “carrot cakey” taste (definition: yum).
The best part is that they take a minuscule amount of time and effort to make. Just mix, freeze and enjoy at will.
- ½ C. Oats
- ¼ C. Pumpkin Puree
- 2 T. Almond Butter
- 2 T. Sliced Almonds
- 2 T. Raisins
- 1 T. Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon + Nutmeg + Ginger)
- Stevia to taste (optional)
Please check out my fellow Reduxer’s blogs below for more amazing bite recipes!
Weigh In: What do you nosh on post-workout to refuel?
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