Thursday, May 24, 2018

protein energy bites

Upon many requests, here are two versions of protein energy bites that I have made for Free Snack Friday's at Orangetheory! These are super easy and versatile, I'll give you a few options here but be creative and add whatever you want!

  • 10 oz dates (15-16 pitted dates)
  • 10 oz oats (3 cups)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (or chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter, or tahini)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

Pit the dates by cutting them in half and then soak them for a few minutes in hot water. This will soften them enough to blend easily. While the dates are soaking add the oats and protein powder to a food processor and blend into a coarse meal. Transfer the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Drain the dates and add them to the food processor along with the almond butter, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.

Transfer the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl and add the cacao nibs. Mix everything together with a spatula as much as possible and then completely combine using your hands. If your mixture is really sticky you can put it in the fridge for 15 min to 1 hour before rolling into balls. Section off and roll into balls. Makes 25-30 depending on the size. Roll in desiccated coconut if desired. 

These are the best post workout snacks! Keep them in the fridge and enjoy!