T-g-i-f fit friends!
What do you have planned this weekend? We’re doing a sunrise hike (hello 3am) tomorrow and it’s my birthday on Sunday, along with Mother’s Day of course! So it’s packed but my heart has been so full lately being surrounded by family. Don’t forget to call your mama and get her something nice
I hope you had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo also!
We celebrated by drinking these jalapeño margaritas from Tone it Up. Highly recommend. The spiciness is so unexpected and we all are probably aware of some of the fat burning benefits of grapefruit juice.
Now to completely switch gears…
Today’s recipe is a little different than what typical health bloggers post. This is not a low-calorie, low-fat, paleo type of treat.
Brett’s brother (who plays college football) has been in town the past week and needs to gain weight for the position he’s switching too. Trying to gain weight when you already are a pretty big guy is a tough task. We’re talking upwards of 4,000+ calories a day just to make a dent.
I searched online for high calorie recipes that are also healthy and they are tough to come by! Many are filled with a ton of processed protein powders or starches.
Enter these tasty bars. I’ve been making these for a while for Brett but just recently perfected the recipe since they’ve been in high-demand lately. They’re made with nut butter and oats primarily, with a few high-cal healthy ingredients added for good measure.
I made these with ezekiel cereal to add a little crunch and good-for-you whole grains, but feel free to use a different kind of crunchy cereal (like rice krispies) if you’re so inclined.
These bars take about 5 minutes to make (seriously) and you don’t even have to bake them.
Gluten free + Dairy free + Refined sugar free. Enjoy!
- 1 cup nut butter (I used peanut)
- ¼ cup raw honey (regular works too)
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup original ezekiel cereal
- ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Combine the nut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for about 1 minute, stir until smooth.
- Add in the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour into a 9 x 9 pan or pie dish and place in fridge until hardened, about 1 hour.
- Take out and cut into squares.
-Rice krispies or another kind of cereal can substitute for the ezekiel.
Let me know if you make these! They’re now a staple in our house and I make them at least once a week.
What do you have going on this weekend?
Fave nut butter?