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Topic: Nutrition - November 18 2022
Lexi Sun’s Favorite Fuel for Athletes on the Move

As athletes, balancing a busy schedule of class, workouts, practice and more requires us to be properly fueled and prepared throughout the day. Finding snacks that are easy to make and transport easily throughout the day are a great way to ensure that we’re properly nourished for whatever the day has in store.

By: Sara Jones

VIS Creator™

Topic: Nutrition

November 18 2022

Nutrition is key to any athlete’s performance on the court, especially when you’re former Nebraska volleyball standout and All-American, Lexi Sun. Sun shared with VIS™ her two favorite recipes for on-the-go athletes who need to stay fueled for class, practice and competition. Quickly whip up her energy balls recipe to eat in between class and practice or create her go-to granola to sprinkle over yogurt and fruit before an early morning workout!

“These are my favorite on-the-go snacks that are yummy to eat and easy to throw together!”

-Lexi Sun, NCAA Volleyball Player

Recipe #1: Energy Balls

Ingredients: 

  • 3 C. Rolled Oats

  • ½ C. Flaxseed

  • ¼ C. Chia Seeds

  • 1 C. Honey

  • 1 ½ C. Almond Butter

  • 1 C. Chocolate Chips

  • 2 Tsp Vanilla 

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients together

  2. Form 1 inch balls

  3. Freeze or refrigerate until set, then enjoy!

Recipe #2: Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

  • 1 C. Raw Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 C. Raw Sunflower Seeds

  • 1 C. Coconut Chips 

  • 1 ¼ C. Pure Maple Syrup (grade A)  ½ C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • ½ C. Light Brown Sugar

  • Coarse Salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees

  2. Place oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, pecans, syrup, olive oil, sugar and 1 TSP salt in large bowl. Mix until well combined 

  3. Spread granola mixture in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet

  4. Transfer to oven & bake, stirring every 10 minuets until granola is toasted (typically around 45 min)

  5. Remove granola from oven and season with salt

  6. Let cool completely before serving or storing in an air tight container

As athletes, it’s important to stay fueled and be prepared to eat on-the-go. These simple yet nutritious recipes are great options to ensure that you’re prepared for whatever the day has in store. Try one of these recipes from Lexi Sun to prepare for practice, class, competition and everything in between!

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