Friday, February 3, 2017

Fit Friday - Power Style!

Fit Friday is coming at you today with some power! Ruthie is here and brought us an awesome recipe for Power Bites, a yummy snack that is great to have an hand. After reading through that mouth watering deliciousness check out some go-to-power yoga moves we should all be practicing regularly.

Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are a healthy pick-me-up snack anytime of day!  Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are a healthy pick-me-up snack anytime of day! www.cookingwithruthie.com Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are packed with oats, flax seed, chia seeds plus gooey peanut butter and honey to keep it all held together!  Add in the dried cherries, pecans, and mini chocolate chips AND you’ve got a crunchy healthy snack!  Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are a healthy pick-me-up snack anytime of day! www.cookingwithruthie.com
What exactly is a power bite?   Oh my goodness.  These delightful little rounds of deliciousness are packed with healthy ingredients that will POWER through those middle of the day dips!  They've got protein in the chia seeds and pecans. Antioxidants in the cherries, oats, flax and chia seeds.  Plus, those oats are like little cholesterol cleaner uppers. . . they work magic on cleaning it out of our cardio systems! Awesome :)  Ummmm and can I say they are way better for your body that the usual cup of soda that most people grab for when those low energy dips hit! Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are a healthy pick-me-up snack anytime of day! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 Here’s a few more varieties for you to enjoy…  Raw Bars or Bites are simply different shapes for the same type of raw bar recipe-  Berry Medley Raw Bars, Chocolate Trail Mix Power Bites, Almond Joy Power BitesDark Chocolate Raw Bars, Healthy Power Bites, and Almond Power Bites.   Any of these recipes can be pressed into a pan to make bars or rolled into balls to make bites!  Any shape you make them just put them in an air tight container and then into the fridge… they’ll easily keep for up to week.  (if they stay around that long) Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are a healthy pick-me-up snack anytime of day! www.cookingwithruthie.com


Cherry Pecan Chocolate Power Bites
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup milled flax seed
  • 1/4 cup chai seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Using a wooden spoon; stir until combined.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. Store in air tight container and refrigerate uneaten bites.
  5. Enjoy!

Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Power Bites are going to be your favorite healthy go-to snack! 

  The word Power promotes an image of strength to many of us. We love the word power and seek after whatever is out there that can give us power. In my workouts I seek power in my running through distance, speed, and interval workouts. I add power through plyos and a solid strength training session. I tend to forget about the added power that flexibility can bring, having muscles that can bend and move with you versus snap because they are so tight. So today we are talking about power through yoga, 5 yoga moves every body should be practicing.

1) Pigeon: this is one move that I do regularly. It is a hip opener and I love it after I run.















2) Cobra: a great one for that low back.

3) Hindu or Third World Squats: this move promotes flexibility throughout your lower body. It is good for your hip, knees, ankles, and feet.









4) Reclined Easy Twist: This restorative pose helps ease back and neck tension, calms the mind and stretches the torso muscles.





5) Bridge: is another great one for your back and spine.









If you are already practicing yoga you are awesome, but if not I would encourage you to add these yoga poses to your workouts.

Have a beautiful Friday!
 Much Love and Peace~ Nichole and Ruthie

1 comment:

  1. These power bites look delicious and I think I have sufficient cooking skills to make them!

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