Peanut Butter Protein Bites

30 Jun

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I think one of my most favorite foods in the entire world has to be peanut butter, I like it with everything… My porridge, sandwiches, on fruit, in baked goods, in smoothies, chicken satay and of course in these peanut butter protein bites! These are a great pre or post workout snack that’s packed with protein and natural sugars to keep your body going. They are only small, eaten in two bites, which means they won’t make you feel too full or heavy.

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Boots just found the sight of these on the table as I was photographing so tempting that he had to take a bite out of something… Unfortunately it was Sophie!

If your not the exercising type, these would still be great just for a mid morning snack or a tasty dessert treat. They are all natural and best of all they taste out of this world! You can substitute the peanut butter with any other sort of nut butter such as almond, cashew or hazelnut butter if you prefer. They are really easy to make, they don’t even have to be baked and if you store them in the freezer they last for ages (Not that you’ll be able to resist them for long!) and so you have a handy and healthy snack whenever you need it. 🙂

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Peanut Butter Protein Bites (Makes about 12 balls)

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup desiccated coconut

2tbsp ground flaxseed

1tbsp honey/maple syrup

1/2tsp cinnamon, optional

a drop of vanilla extract

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup dates, roughly chopped

1tbsp apple cider vinegar/water

a handful of flaked almonds

  • Put everything in a large bowl except the flaked almonds and mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together and forms a ball in you hand.
  • Shape the mixture into 12 or so even sized balls and place on a plate.
  • On another plate, crush the flaked almonds in your hands just until they are in smaller pieces.
  • Roll each ball in the crushed almonds and place back on the plate.
  • This step is optional but I like to store mine in the freezer in a sealed plastic bag. This makes them denser and quite refreshing. Otherwise you can store in the fridge although they won’t keep for as long.

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