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Maintenance – Chocolate Protein Bites

I have a teenage son who is quite athletic and his coaches are constantly telling him to make sure and get “lots of protein”.

I decided to try and come up with an energy packed snack that was both high in protein as well as nutrients.

Luckily these little treats passed the “Kid-Approved Test” with all 4 of my kids.  I usually store them in the freezer and then kids can grab them when they want.

Chocolate Protein Bites

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup almonds (sliced almonds blend better)

1/2 cup pecans

2 TBS raw sunflower seeds

2 TBS sesame seeds

2 TBS hemp seeds

2 TBS ground flax seed

1 cup of dates (you can soften them by soaking them in water for a bit)

2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I prefer the raw CLASSIC protein by Sun Warrior)

1 TBS cocoa powder

2 TBS PB2 (peanut butter powder that I LOVE) or regular peanut butter

2 packets of Stevia, optional

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp of salt

This recipe might look intense but the truth is that any of the ingredients can be swapped out or eliminated (although I think the almond extract add just the perfect amount of flavor).  All you really need are about a cup of dates, a mixture of 2 cups of nuts, and some protein powder (I wouldn’t recommend whey protein).

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a powerful food processor.  If you are worried about yours, just do it in smaller batches.

You’ll end up with a crumbly mixture that should hold together when you squeeze it into a ball.

That’s it…nice and simple.  Then just store them in an air-tight container.  These don’t need to be refrigerated, but they will last longer if they are.

Source: WFM 1-10

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