Protein bites are a great little snack to have on hand in the house, especially during the summer when you and your family need to grab something from the fridge after a long morning of enjoying the summer sunshine. While I do not claim to be any kind of health expert, this is probably one of the healthiest recipes I have ever made. These protein bites are the perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors, and have just enough protein to make you feel full after only one serving. While they do have the traditional salty taste of peanut butter, these bites are quite low in sodium and will not make much of an impact on your daily limit. Basically, if you can accept a little fat and carbs, these are really good for you!;) I hope that you and your family enjoy these as much as we did!
The Ingredients: 1/3 cup rolled oats, 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (any kind), 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, 2 tbsp. chunky peanut butter, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tbsp. vanilla almond milk.
Stir together the dry ingredients, then add the honey, peanut butter, and almond milk. Mix this together with a rubber spatula or your hands until fully combined. Using a cookie scoop, portion the mixture into 1 to 1.5 inch balls and store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Makes 6 protein bites. Enjoy!
For those of you who are interested in a full breakdown of the nutritional value of this recipe, I have included a list of the nutrition facts below. Feel free to alter the ingredients in this recipe to suit your personal needs or desires.;)
|Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6.8g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2.2g||11%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carb 21.7g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8%|
|Vitamin A 3% · Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8% · Iron 5%|
Here’s some cute little protein bites, even if they are different sizes:)