SNOW DUSTED NO BAKE CHOCOLATE CASHEW BUTTER PROTEIN BITES

Now Black Friday’s been and gone, it’s come to my attention that I need to do some serious money saving. I don’t know about you, but despite telling myself I’ll shy away from shiny discounts, I never really seem to be able to. 

One of the things I spend the most money on are supplements. Protein powder, BCAAs, multivitamins… but the ultimate enemy of my purse is the protein bar. 

As much as I don’t want to neglect my little darlings - I usually opt for Grenade Carb Killa’s - my head's telling me to save the odd £24 per month (ouch!) and get creative in the kitchen.

So, here we are. I thought I’d knock together and share with you, my own energising bites of protein-y goodness. 

They're going to be ideal to pick up for a pre-gym boost, or for a sweet treat post-meal... Or if you're like me, you'll just snack on them at any given opportunity. 


INGREDIENTS (Makes 8 balls):

  • 120g Cashew butter (you could substitute for peanut, almond etc.)
  • 90g Oats
  • 50g Ground flax seeds - Lindwood's have been a firm staple in my cupboards for AGES
  • 1tsp Honey
  • 1tsp Chia seeds
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract 
  • 2tsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp protein powder (I used vanilla and would recommend sticking to a 'basic' flavour like vanilla or chocolate to keep things simple)
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp Desiccated coconut

But really, things don't have to be so complicated, most of these ingredients I just had to hand, as long as you've got a good ratio of protein to tasty, then you're good to go. 

METHOD:

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, I find that it's easier to get the mixture to stick together if you use your hands
  • If the mixture seems a little dry, keep adding water half a teaspoon at a time until you're left with a semi-sticky consistency. 
  • Pop the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes, then remove and roll the mixture into balls.
  • Dust some snow desiccated coconut over the top of the balls
Nobody's stopping you from licking the spoon, either. 

MACROS PER BALL (CALCULATED USING MYFITNESSPAL):

185kcal
Protein content: 16g
Fat: 11g
Carbs: 10g

They'll last up to a week in the fridge, so there's no excuse not to get snacking ASAP.

Let me know if you try these out, or if you have any go-to protein recipes!



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