Weekday mornings are always hectic in our house. While I love waking up early, my kids do, too, which means that I cherish my quiet yet short mornings that much more. And, as a morning person who loves to be sweating by 5 am, I need a high-protein breakfast that is fast to prepare with no mess or clean up.
A couple years ago, on a whim, I paired plain Greek yogurt with crumbled energy bites and couldn't believe how delicious it was - almost as good as chocolate peanut butter ice cream but infinitely healthier. I've eaten this breakfast almost every weekday for the past two years and haven't gotten tired of it (yet). Prepare the energy bites over the weekend and keep them refrigerated for up to 10 days for a delicious, healthy breakfast in less than a minute.
12 oz. pitted medjool dates
1/2 cup peanut, nut, or sunbutter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup oats
1 t. vanilla
Plain Greek yogurt (I recommend whole milk Trader Joe's brand)
To make the topping: In a food processor, pulse the pitted medjool dates for 30 seconds (until chopped into coarse pieces). Add the peanut, nut, or sunbutter, honey, oats, and vanilla and process until mixed into a smooth consistency. Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
To prepare for breakfast, add 1/2 to 1 cup Greek yogurt to a bowl. Finish with as much of the topping as you want and enjoy.