Chocolate Coconut Protein Bites Recipe
As many of my PWR Community would know, I have a huge sweet tooth — and I don't like to deny myself the foods that I really enjoy. I know many of you feel the same way, so I thought I would share this recipe for chocolate coconut protein balls so that you can indulge and satisfy your cravings — while still fueling your body with the nutrients that it needs.
While you can purchase protein balls at the supermarket, when you make them yourself at home, you can choose exactly what goes into them and avoid many of the additives that might be in processed foods. With plenty of healthy snacks on hand, you'll be more likely to make choices that not only taste good, but also make you feel good inside and out.
These no-bake protein bites only take around 15 minutes to prepare, and you can make a large batch and freeze them so that you have a tasty snack whenever you need it.
Chocolate Coconut Protein Bites
1 cup almond butter
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 cup cocoa almond butter.
- Beat almond butter with a hand mixer on medium speed until it is fluffy.
- Slowly add in protein powder and mix.
- Beat in honey and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.
- Gradually add in oats, blending on low speed. Stir in coconut flakes.
- Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and refrigerate.
- Melt the cocoa almond butter in a microwave-safe dish in 20-second increments until it becomes soft.
- Remove the balls from the fridge and dip into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with more coconut flakes and place on a tray with wax paper, or place them into individual mini baking cups.
- Return to the fridge and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
And that's all there is to it! I hope you love this delicious nutty option for dessert, or as a treat to share with friends.
I've used almond butter for this recipe, but you can use any sort of nut butter, or if you are allergic to nuts, try substituting soy butter or sunbutter.
Being healthy doesn't mean giving up the foods that you really enjoy
I strongly believe that being healthy doesn't mean making sacrifices. It's all about balance! The key is listening to your body and taking steps to care for your physical, mental and emotional health.
If you are looking for another sweet recipe to use as a post-workout snack or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, try my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Bites too! It's just like eating cookie dough, but a healthier version 😉
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.