The heat index has been over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Missouri the last couple of days and the heat wave is predicted to continue through the coming weeks. Although I love to play golf, the heat really takes its toll on me. I do a good job of staying hydrated, drinking water before play then making sure that I sip every 15 minutes while in the game, but feeling great in high temperature is a challenge!
What I eat prior to playing a game of golf definitely impacts how I feel, thus impacting how I play. If you want to try a light snack instead of a meal before your next game in high temperatures, indulge in this: No Bake Peanut Butter Bites. Although I have adapted this recipe, I don’t claim it as my own. Most of the ingredients will probably already be in your kitchen and these bites can be made in 10 minutes with all variations of ingredients based on your taste and diet restrictions.
This recipe is wonderful to enjoy without turning on your oven and heating up your kitchen. Store them in the freezer for up to two months giving you have a cold, chewy snack to enjoy right before your next game! The heat can be tolerable if you know how to manage it!
No Bake Peanut Butter Bites
Yield: about 2 dozen Total Time: 10 min
1 Cup (dry) Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (almond or cashew can be used)
1/2 Cup ground Flax Seeds
1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scoop Premier Protein Powder (Vanilla)
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
- Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you like (Mine are about 1 inch in diameter). Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week (or freeze for up to two months).
- Makes 20-25 balls.
Nutrition Information: (may differ based on actual ingredients used)
|Per Serving:||% Daily Value (based on 2,000 Calorie diet)|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0.8 g||4%|
|Trans Fat Og|
|Cholesterol 6 mg||2%|
|Sodium 30 mg||1%|
|Potassium 75 mg||2%|
|Total Carb 8.5 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.3g||5%|
Vegan Option: Use maple syrup instead of honey.
Gluten-Free Option: Use Gluten-Free Oats
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