Monday, February 2, 2015

Vanilla Chia Protein Bites

I was craving a treat but wanted something that would keep me satisfied for hours and thus: the Vanilla Chia Protein Bites were born!  Eat a few, and you'll have 9g of clean protein.  It's a great pre- or post-workout snack or meal replacement.  I made these with a vegan vanilla protein powder, but feel free to use any flavor or brand you prefer.

Vanilla Chia Protein Bites

1/2 cup gluten-free oats
6 tablespoons vegan vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 teaspoons psyllium husk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2-1/2 tablespoons nondairy mini chocolate chips
water, as needed

1.  In a bowl, combine the protein powder, chia seeds, psyllium, and cinnamon.

2.  Add the bowl contents to a food processor along with the oats, and grind as you drop in the sunflower seed butter, coconut milk and water as needed.

Optional: Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times before rolling into 1 to 2 tablespoon-sized balls.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 60
Carbs: 6g
Fat: 3g
Protein: 3g
Sugar: 2g

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