Friday, July 31, 2015

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Protein Bites

It's WAY to hot in NYC to turn on the oven, so I made these easy no-bake protein bites! Perfect for an on-the-go snack, or to satisfy that sweet tooth after dinner.


No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Protein Bites

Ingredients:

1/3 cup millet (or other whole grain flour)
2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
2 tablespoons apple butter (or pumpkin butter; apple sauce may work here too)
3 packets stevia
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons coconut flakes

Directions:

1. Place the peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave about 30 seconds or until warm.
2. Combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT the coconut flakes in a large bowl. Mix well until a dough begins to form (I used my hands- this WILL be sticky!).
3. Place the dough in the fridge for 5 minutes so it is easier to handle.
4. Remove the dough from the fridge and lay out a piece of wax paper (or a tray or foil- whatever works). Place the coconut flakes in a small bowl. Roll the dough into balls, then roll in the coconut flakes to coat.

Makes 20

Serving Size (1 ball): 43 calories, 1.8 g Fat, 3 g CHO, 3.6 g Pro