Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 54 • Total Fat: 2.5g • Total Carbohydrate: 5g (Fiber: 1g • Sugars: 1g) • Protein: 3g

Nutritional Highlights

Low Calorie • Low Fat • Low Sugar • Protein-Rich • Gluten-Free • Vegan

These protein bites taste JUST like oooey-gooey cookie dough and are an excellent balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, particularly as a pre or post workout  snack. Simply enjoy 2-3 bites before or after your workout or as your mid-afternoon or post dinner snack to keep your blood sugar stable while satisfying your sweet tooth.


Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Servings: 16

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup white beans (also called cannellini or great northern beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter, or other nut butter
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract  (the key to the cookie dough flavor!)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, optional for topping
  • mini dark chocolate chips, optional
METHOD
  1. Soak cashews in a small bowl for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients (cashews – salt) to a food processor and blend until completely smooth. The dough will be thick, but add extra milk 1 tsp at a time if needed. If using mini chocolate chips, transfer dough to a bowl, add chocolate chips, and stir until evenly incorporated.
  3. Form dough into 16 balls measuring about 1 tablespoon each.
  4. Roll each ball in cocoa powder if desired.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and chill for 20-25 minutes until set.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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