Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

 

2Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy bites make a great snack before or after exercising and come together quickly. The dates help to add sweetness while also adding fiber to help keep you full. This snack is also a great option to add to an on the go lunch.

Recipe Highlights:

  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of complex carbohydrates
  • Full of fiber
  • Good source of healthy fats

Ingredients: (Makes 10 energy bites; serving is 2 energy bites)

  • 6 dates, soaked for 10 minutes in warm water and pitted
  • 1 cup oats
  • 4 TBS natural peanut or almond butter
  • 2 TBS dark chocolate or dairy free chips
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (We used Orgain Organic brand)
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 4-8 TBS water (start with 4, then add more if too dry)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until dates are chopped and ingredients are combined.
  2. Roll into 10 equal balls and place in fridge.
  3. Let firm up for about 1 hour.

Tips:

  • Use a plant-based protein powder to give yourself extra fiber and improve digestion. You will also avoid hormones or antibiotics found in animal based protein powders if you choose a plant based protein.
  • Double the batch and you’ll have a healthy snack option all week long.

 

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