I’ve been trying to make sure I get enough protein, because it’s easy to reach for carbohydrates all the time, and protein helps keep you fuller for longer! When I’m on the go, I try and find something that’s easy to eat, filling, and of the utmost importance, delicious.
These protein bites are super easy to make, and store well in the fridge or freezer. I usually make a bunch of them in advance so I’m stocked for when I need a boost. They’re also tested and approved by J who brings them to work every day- and are the one thing that he never “forgets” to eat.
The ingredients are fairly basic, I do use a protein powder (a plain vanilla or unflavoured one), just to boost the protein content, although I have also used a skim milk powder in these as well with success and you can leave it out completely and just add more coconut/almond.
I hope you try these out and enjoy!
Chocolate Protein BitesPrint Recipe
- 100g (about 3/4 cup) pitted dates
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 scoop or 1/4 cup (30g) vanilla (or unflavoured) protein powder - or 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut OR 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
Place the dates in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes or until softened.
Place drained dates in a food processor and puree until mostly smooth.
Add the cocoa, almonds, coconut, and protein powder and mix until combined.
Roll dough into 8 balls (they measure out at about 30 grams each).
Roll each ball in the coconut. Store balls in a container in the fridge.
Each 30g protein bite has about 88kcal, 7 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein. You can substitute the protein powder for 1/4 hemp hearts, ground almond or coconut