Healthy (and Tasty) Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites!
🔥HELLO, CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BITES! 😍
I have a yummy, healthy, NO-COOK snack recipe for you that can double as an after-workout mini-meal!
One thing I LOVE about these protein bites is that once you get the basic recipe down, you can mix up the ingredients based on what you have on hand.
👉Add cinnamon … cocoa … try a different flavor protein powder …or a different nut butter (sunflower seed is an out-of-the-box option!).
You can even swap out the instant oats for your favorite healthy (no sugar added!) cereal. Feel free to skip the oat grinding if you're short on time or don't have a blender/coffee grinder handy.
The possibilities are endless!
Plus, this will save you SO MUCH MONEY if you ever buy protein bars or other “healthy” snacks.
EVEN BETTER, it will give you more control over the quality of ingredients you eat.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
(makes 12-14 1-2 inch balls)
¾ cup (60 grams) instant oats
¼ cup (70 grams) chocolate protein powder (your favorite)
½ cup (50 grams) almond flour
¼ cup (65 grams) almond or peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
Grind the oats in a high-speed blender, food processor, or coffee grinder and pour them into a bowl. Add the protein powder, almond flour, and nut butter.
Stir the ingredients together and then add the vanilla and maple syrup and, using your hands, form it into a thick batter.
If the mixture seems really dry, add more peanut butter or maple syrup/honey.
Now, roll into balls (1-2 inches/2.5-5 cm) and put them on a plate. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, then place in a tightly sealed container (or freezer-safe bag).
These will keep for a month in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer.