You see them everywhere and they are here to stay. Little balls of energy are everyone’s favourite for a quick and healthy snack. The best part about these is just HOW easy they are to make. Just whip them up in a food processor (or blender) and voila. I LOVE these Protein Energy Bites because of how delicious AND healthy they are. There are so few ingredients, no refined oil, and no sugar, yet they are insanely delicious.
HOW DO YOU MAKE PROTEIN ENERGY BALLS?
I have an old school food processor at the moment. And by ‘old school’, I mean I’ve had it for about 12 years now. You could also use a blender, however I like to use my blender for smoothes or more liquid-y concoctions. Food processor’s are better for mixing, chopping, etc. You can find them for pretty cheap these days! And they can last a long time so make sure you use a good one.
If you have one already, you’re off to the races!!! Just add your ingredients into the mixer and blend. I throw everything into the blender, with the exception of the almond milk. I like to slowly add it in to make sure I don’t make the dough too wet. You want it to the point where it resembles cookie dough and won’t fall apart when you form round balls.
WHAT DATES SHOULD I USE?
I’m a BIG fan of medjool dates. They are nature’s candy! Sometimes I like to just eat a date with a dollop of peanut butter and it feels like eating a candy bar. Find yourself nice, big, juicy medjool dates as they will blend nicely with all the other ingredients. Not only are dates delicious, but they are high fiber, and are known to support heart health and strong bones.
WHAT IS THE BEST PROTEIN POWDER?
This is obviously going to depend on you. I like to support healthy, vegan, local protein companies. For this recipe, I use a chocolate protein powder. At the moment, I’m using Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein.
These Protein Energy Bites are:
- Pre-Post Workout Snack
For other healthy snack recipes, try:
Protein Energy Bites
- 3/4 cup medjool dates packed
- 2.5 cups oats quick cook
- 3/4 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Using a food processor, blend together dates, oats, protein powder, and peanut butter.
- Add almond milk to mixture until it resembles a cookie dough texture.
- Add chocolate mix on low speed, or mix together using your hands.
- Roll into 2" balls and enjoy!!