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Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Bites

Rich, chocolaty, and packed with protein, these protein bites will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, with the added protein, they will keep you muscles happy too. 

I don’t know if it is the hormones or the hunger from breastfeeding, or maybe a mixture of both, but my sweet tooth has been raging lately- which is very unusual for me! When I have a craving for something sweet or sugar filled, I try to find a healthy sweet treat to satisfy my cravings. (Although life is all about balance- ice cream makes my heart happy.)

Yesterday, when I was staring at the fridge, willing something sweet to find its way to make it into my mouth, instead of digging into the not-so-healthy sweets, I decided to whip up something with protein and sweetness. Healthy and delicious? I’ll take it.


Without further ado, almond butter protein bites. Make them now and thank me later. 😉


Ingredients 

  • 2 c. Oats 
  • 1/2 c. Melted coconut oil 
  • 3/4 c. Almond butter (or peanut butter) 
  • 2 tbsp. Chia seeds 
  • 1/4 c. Honey 
  • 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder 


Method

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Mix until combined. Scoop with cookie scoop and place onto baking sheet – chill for 1 hour in fridge. Enjoy. 

Questions of the Day 

  1. What’s your favorite snack? 
  2. Do you have a sweet tooth? 
  3. Almond butter or peanut butter?