Energy/Protein Bites

I love experimenting and playing around in the kitchen. After attending an event with Adidas and Popsugar where they had a smorgasbord of healthy(ish) treats, I felt the need to try to recreate one of their dishes. The ‘protein egg’, named mainly because it was egg shaped and covered in white chocolate and edible glitter dust, or otherwise known as energy bites. Β The ingredients are simple, no added sugar and you can play around with flavor profiles for them.

 

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Protein/ Energy bites
Energy bites packed with dried fruit, nuts and protein powder.
Course snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
energy bites
Ingredients
  • 20 dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup almonds raw
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • handful craisins
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Vanilla powder or any other protein powder of choice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (as needed)
Course snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
energy bites
Ingredients
  • 20 dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup almonds raw
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • handful craisins
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Vanilla powder or any other protein powder of choice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (as needed)
Instructions
  1. We'll be using a food processor or blender to make the energy bites. Put the dates, almonds, coconut, craisins, dark chocolate chips and protein powder in there and process briefly.
  2. Add about 1/2 tbsp of the coconut oil, blending until color darkens and mixture can easily be clumped together. (add more oil, slowly, if needed)
  3. Once mixture is to the right consistency, use a cookie scooper or your hands to form 1- 1 1/2 inch sized balls.
  4. Place energy bites on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least a half an hour to help form shape of bites.
  5. Store in an air tight container and refrigerate (or freeze) until ready to eat.
Recipe Notes

You can vary this recipe by adding other dried fruits, omitting chocolate chips, adding cocoa powder. Possibilities are endless with this recipe!

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I’ve made these twice now and they are great for a little boost of energy/protein or to help satisfy your sweet tooth. You can also check out another variation of these (almond joy flavored) on the blog.

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