Protein Bites

I love the convenience of a protein bar but its hard to find an option that’s not loaded with chemicals, has actual superfoods AND tastes good. Our family LOVES this homemade option! My 14 year old son takes a few protein bites as part of his early morning breakfast following his sports conditioning workout. He loves them so much that he shares them with his teammates who also approve of the taste. He told me yesterday that they taste like cookie dough. As a mom, this type of comment leaves me beaming inside. I used to feel some type of mommy guilt for not making yummy baked goods for my kids. Truth be known, I’d love to be a cookie maker but our kids are exposed to PLENTY of junk food out there and I need to be the one to actually give them some nutrients. So you can imagine my joy as I prepare this nutrient dense treat. Win-win all around!

Protein Bites

Recipe from Brittany Adams, RN, Certified Health Educator at Salvita Health

1 cup oats

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1/4 cup ground flax seed (I buy mine from the bulk section at a local health food store and grind in my magic bullet using flat blade)

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/3 cup raw honey

1/8 cup MELTED coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

*optional: 1 Tablespoon cocoa nibs or Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Prep flax seed, oats, chia seeds and have them ready to add to the wet mixture. In a large pan, melt together honey, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Once melted, add vanilla and then add the dry ingredients to the pan. Combine. Place in fridge for about 15 minutes to cool. Once cooled, remove from fridge, mix in chocolate if desired and form into balls. Store in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

*Suggested serving size is 2 balls but varies with height, weight, age, activity level.

Check out those superfoods!

flax seeds, chia seeds, oats, raw honey, coconut oil, and natural peanut butter (not pictured)

Katie McGiven

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