Here’s the deal…

Most protein bars on the market contain unnecessary added sugar and artificial ingredients.

Even the healthiest bars available could be packed with more good-for-you ingredients.

Hence, I decided it was time to create my very own ultimate protein bite.

These Fudgy Chocolate Bliss Balls and Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, protein and superfoods.

They’re designed to satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth and hold you over between lunch and dinner.

When I get in the protein ball making zone, I whip up a batch of two flavors for variety and freeze some for down the road.

Give them a go below ↓


FUDGY CHOCOLATE BLISS BALLS

YOU NEED:

  • 1 c raw cashews
  • 1 c raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder, divided in two parts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4-5 pitted dates
  • 1/4 c goji berries
  • Few dashes sea salt
  • 1/4 c cacao nibs
  • 1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

MAKE IT HAPPEN:

① Pulse nuts in a food processor until a flour-like consistency forms, leaving some bigger pieces if desired.

② Add remaining ingredients, excluding the almond milk, cacao nibs, and 2 tbsp of cacao powder and pulse. Once combined, pour in almond milk and pulse until the mixture becomes a dough. If the mixture is too dry, add in a bit more almond milk.

③ Using your hands, roll the dough into smaller bite-sized balls.

④ Roll the balls in the cacao powder until completely covered. If desired, you may press cacao nibs into some or all of the balls for an added outer layer crunch.

④ Sprinkle some with cinnamon.

⑤ Place balls into freezer for 30 minutes so they can stick together.

⑥ Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.


CRANBERRY COCONUT ENERGY BITES

YOU NEED:

  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 c unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 c almond butter
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Few dashes sea salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

MAKE IT HAPPEN:

① In your food processor or blender, pulse pecans or walnuts until broken into small pieces. You could also chop them with a knife.

② Mix together all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

③ Scoop mixture into your hands, roll and press into small balls. If the mixture is too dry, add in a bit more almond butter or coconut oil. If the mixture is too wet, add in a bit more coconut flakes or oats. You want a sticky dough texture.

④ Place balls into freezer for 30 minutes so they can stick together.

⑤ Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

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