Protein Power Bites

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Power Protein Bites

 

Enjoy Your Protein & Super Food Boost in One Delicious Bite!

These little bites pack a punch of protein, phytonutrients, fiber and omega-3s.  These are mini versions of raw, vegan protein bars that you can whip up quickly with no dehydrator required.  You’ll simply pulse all the ingredients in your food processor and form them as you wish.  You can press the mixture into a glass pan and cut them into one inch squares or you can press them into a measuring spoon (a tablespoon is perfect) to form shapes.

My dear friend Bill formed his protein bites using an oblong tablespoon and shared the photo above with me via text to show off his good work.   Nicely done Billy, you can be my sous chef any day!  Total side note; don’t you just love the fact that the iPhone takes such kick-ass photos?  Apple – gotta love ’em!

Here is the recipe, and remember to get creative.  If you tire of goji berries (does that ever happen?) use dried blueberries, cranberries or currants.  Mix up the seeds and nuts and try different spice blends.  Here is the exact recipe for the Power Protein Bites you see above.

POWER PROTEIN BITES

Ingredients:
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw pecans
half cup almond butter
2 ounces Sunwarrior Raw Vegan Protein Powder ( I use the pea & cranberry “Warrior Blend”)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup goji berries
2 tablespoons lacuma powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (omit for the kiddies and tell then they are cookies!)

Add all ingredients to the food processor and pulse well.  Do not over process or you will end up with pink goo. Go for a course crumble. Press the mixture into a tablespoon, roll it into balls, or press into a pan and cut into one inch squares.  Enjoy with a fresh pressed green juice for a perfect snack.

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  • Is there a suggestion for a substitution for the lacuma powder or can I just omit it?

    They sound awesome, btw!

  • Joy

    Jennifer,
    Great question. You can certainly omit it- no problem. Lacuma adds sweetness, but it is low glycemic (which just means it won’t make your blood sugar go CRaZY) while also giving the bites a more cookie-ish texture. Taste the mixture & see if you need anything more in terms of sweetness or texture. You can add a little more cashews for added flour-texture or more of your choice of sweetener if you need it.
    Enjoy,
    Joy

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