The weather here in Glen Haven had warmed up to 26°F, so we decided to take advantage of the balmy morning and put the power of the Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites to the test. There’s only one way to survive an extreme workout without losing steam, and that’s to refuel with protein and vitamin packed goodies. Homemade-style being the best.
One of Mimi & Maina’s favorite ‘plant-based diet’ bloggers is Oh She Glows. Angela inspired us to whip up the easy to make, no-bake recipe last night for this morning’s journey. The recipe yields 16 balls, but we came out with 20. Also, the recipe calls for refrigeration, and what better way to keep our trail-friendly bites in serving condition than in a bank of snow?
Hiking is an excellent way to stay in shape and keep your core in tip-top condition, but pausing for a few reps–mid hike–doesn’t hurt either. Mimi likes to firm up her guns with Incline push-ups. Use a park bench, or a set of stairs in your own house, and do 4 sets of 10 reps. If you’re a beginner, do half (like 4 sets of 5 reps).
I’m a big fan of the Tricep dip, personally. I like to keep my eye on my surroundings. No mountain lions are gonna sneak up on you in this position; plus you get to make silly faces at your cameraman. Do 4 sets of 10 reps, or 4 sets of 5 to work your way up.
Don’t forget to rest, when necessary. As you can see, I rested while Mimi worked on her cardio, pulling my sled down hill.
By refueling with these insanely delicious chocolate bites you get 2g of protein; 8% of your daily value. It has 11g carbs which is 4% of your daily value, and 2g of fiber which is 8% of your daily value.
So to simplify that long list of info: eat 4 bites during an hour-long, intensive hike or workout. This will help replenish the calories you’ve burned. Approximately 85cal per bite.
Check out Oh She Glows for hundreds of easy to make recipes, and stay tuned for our next post: Quick Asian Stir Fry