Peanut Butter Banana No Bake Pre-workout Bites

Going into your workout fueled and ready to go will maximize the work you do when you train. For your pre-workout nutrition, you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat and fiber. Carbs are your main fuel source for activity and, just as important, it’s the primary fuel source for your brain.


Some simple choices for pre-workout meals include:


  • Plain Greek yogurt with berries and granola

  • Whole-fruit smoothie

  • High-protein oatmeal and blueberries

  • Toast with banana and peanut butter

  • Apple with almond butter and raisins

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich


The more substantial the meal is, the more time you want to allow for digestion, so it’s not sitting in your stomach. With that in mind, if you haven’t much time to eat prior to your workout, nut butter energy bites are a perfectly light pre-workout snack, and are surprisingly easy to make.


One of our favorite recipes is this PEANUT BUTTER BANANA NO BAKE


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (if you’re dealing with a peanut allergy, you can sub other butters such as sunflower seed butter)

  • 1 banana chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

  • 2/3 cup small flake coconut (smaller than shredded)

  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed

  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon In The Raw Sweetener

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using a fork, mask and stir until all ingredients are well combined. If you feel the consistency is a bit too sticky, add more oats as needed.

  2. Place bowl in fridge for about 30 minutes. This will help in creating the bites later.

  3. Remove bowl from fridge and roll “dough” into 1 inch size balls.

  4. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!