Homemade No-Bake Energy Bites to replenish lost nutrients

Homemade No-Bake Energy Bites

A few years ago, my mom and her friends got me to join their marathon relay team and then assigned me the longest leg of the race, arguing that because I was the youngest, I would also be the fastest.

I ran my 7.5 miles on an empty stomach, fueled only by my insane competitive nature and the little water I gulped along the way. When I got back to the finish line, I was presented with a bottle of chocolate milk – an excellent recovery drink, I’ve since learned – and, inexplicably, a slice of pizza. Luckily, the snack kept me from collapsing while waiting for my team to finish.

All that said, I’m not good at thinking about properly fueling my body before or after a workout. Especially afterwards. I usually just wait until I’m super hungry and then eat whatever’s closest to me as a post-workout meal. It’s not a great move.

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