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Protein Energy Bites

Serves: 20-24

Ingredients:
-1 1/2 cups rolled oats
-1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder (about 2 scoops)
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 cup all natural peanut butter or almond butter
-3 tbsp agave nectar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2-4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or water
Directions:
1. Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds to a large bowl.
2. Add in peanut butter, agave and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
3. Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
4. Slowly add in almond milk or water 1 tablespoon at a time and using hands combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture is too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won't hold shape.
5. Roll into balls using hands.
6. Place in a container to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Store in fridge until ready to eat.

Athletes need more protein than the rest of us, but how much varies from person to person.