Pair your coffee with a healthy snack, like these delicious Banana Oatmeal Energy Bites and get through your day! Perk up or Amp up with MAX Boost by MAXWELL HOUSE!
You guys!! I’ve discovered the PERFECT mid-morning (and mid afternoon, actually) pick-me-up! As a working mama – I get up ridiculously early (it’s like 4:30) and start my day with wrangling kids: getting them dressed, fed and ready for the day, refereeing my kids and their morning squabbles – and also, you know – making myself presentable for the outside world. I’m at my desk by 7:30 and I have a 40 minute (ish) commute.
While I DO eat breakfast, it’s so early that I need something to keep me going til lunch.
I need to be able to get the right amount of energy (and caffeine) to push on til I can eat a meal. I need to perk up!! (And to be honest, I need something AFTER lunch to make sure I get through the evening, too!).
Whether you need to perk up, or amp up – customize your caffeine level!
Those of you who have time to get to the gym or have a jam-packed schedule would totally benefit from this! A healthy snack paired with an amazingly smooth coffee, is ideal, right?
Enter: Banana Oatmeal Energy Bites and MAX Boost
MAX Boost by MAXWELL HOUSE is a coffee product that has more caffeine than other options on market, so I can pack in more caffeine per cup and get either perked up, or amped up (depending on my need at the time).
*This product contains an average of 142mg caffeine per serving compared to an average of 112mg caffeine of Arabica coffee
*This product contains an average of 205mg caffeine per serving compared to an average of 112mg caffeine of Arabica coffee
Both are available in Walmart:
Not a K-Cup household? Don’t worry – there’s a new a solution for you too! MAX Indulge – highly personalizable instant coffee with tasty and fun flavors, like Mocha + S’Mores, and Mocha + Salted Caramel. DROOL!!
So, how about these Banana Oatmeal Energy Bites then? Glad you asked….
Simple ingredients that take only a few minutes to mix up, then batch, and bring to work. I don’t make these too much ahead – the fresh bananas taste best same day (and the banana chips are stay crispy!) so I make this small batch, and split it between my husband’s and my lunch bag, so we can both get what we need that day.
Want to make some Banana Oatmeal Energy Bites? Of course you do!!
Pair your coffee with a healthy snack, like these delicious Banana Oatmeal Energy Bites and get through your day!
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 Tbs peanut butter
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup dried banana chips (crumbled into small pieces)
- 2 tbs quick cooking oats (optional)
Mash the banana in a mixing bowl, and add the remaining ingredients.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the mixture into balls and place in mini muffin cups (so they don’t stick)
Add a bit of quick cooking oats if the mixture seems to wet and un-roll-able