We are knee-deep in the rat race of getting ready for the Holidays, so dinners and snacks have been pretty half-hazard as of late. So, I figured it was the perfect time to whip up some of our favorite protein bites. We love these chocolatey protein bites in our house. Added bonus: It’s a good way to get your sweet-tooth fix without it being absolutely loaded with sugar.
The Protein Powder
This protein powder is really the star of the show in my book. A few years back when we started to make a more conscious effort to eat healthily, I did a lot of research on protein powders and landed on what I think is a fantastic option. I love this stuff because not only does it have protein powder but it also has probiotics and other vitamins built-in. I…errr I mean Mr. MK makes me a shake every morning because I am the worst morning person ever; my husband loves me so much he makes my shake for me.
Anyway…personally, I have noticed such a difference in my health since I started using this protein powder! I feel like I get sick less and just all-around feel better. When I have a stretch where I don’t drink shakes, I notice a difference in how I feel. I get so many questions from friends and family regarding what protein powder I use. So, without further ado, we use Nature’s Bounty Complete Protein Powder. I like the chocolate better but the vanilla is good too. They also have a plant-based option but I personally have not tried this.
**Also for those of you who follow along and read my post about our switch to all-natural or organic products, this item is one of the items we bend on a little because I just love it so much. You can read more about our “all-natural” journey here.
The Protein Bite Recipe
Now onto the protein bites. Look at these things! Don’t they look amazing!? I got the recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff who has a fantastic post about these protein/energy bites, not to mention their site is also full of other amazing recipes. I have been making this recipe for over a year now and we still love it! It is super easy to make too. Just add everything to a bowl, mix, and form into bites. That’s it! I use and 8×8 Pyrex dish like this and layer the bites on wax paper. I do let them chill for about an hour or two before we eat them. They should last in the fridge for about a week. But, I have to be honest, they rarely last the whole week in our house.
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Step 1: Add all the ingredients into the Bowl
Step 2: Stir
Step 3: Form into “bites:
Step 4: Chill in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Then ENJOY!
That’s it! So easy. Let me know what you think if you try them. And you can check out Six Sister’s Stuff if you want more info on the full recipe.