Peanut Almond Chia Protein Bites

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Howdy!

I hope your Tuesday is off to a fabulous start! Mine is going great so far. I kicked the day off with at 7 AM Pilates Mat class and 9 AM Barre class fueled by Peanut Almond Chia Protein Bites. Both classes were great and the Peanut Almond Chia Protein Bites have to be my new favorite version of my original chia power balls. Thanks to my garage workout and Barre class yesterday, the following picture is very appropriate.


I woke up with a very sore booty and my triceps are giving me some love as well! After my two classes this morning, my legs are definitely toast and ready for a little R&R this afternoon. After my classes, I was starving so I popped two more of these bad boys in my mouth before hopping in the shower.



They are full of protein from the PB2 powder, almond butter, and coconut flour, healthy fats (omega 3's) from the chia seeds and flax seeds, and complex carbohydrates from the dates, seeds, and coconut flour. These protein bits are perfect to grab for a quick snack before or after a workout! Plus, they are super simple to make! Belle helped me whip them up yesterday in about 10 minutes.

Peanut Almond Chia Protein Bites

by Lauren George
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: blender snack gluten-free soy-free chia seeds
Ingredients (1 Dozen)
  • 7 pitted majool dates
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup PB2
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp. almond butter (could sub any nutter butter
Instructions
In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup PB2 with 1/3 cup of water and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir until it turns into a thin looking peanut butter.
Place pitted dates in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well mixed. It should form a VERY thick dough like consistency.
Roll into 1 inch balls and enjoy! (I store mine in the refrigerator to make sure they hold their shape and stay fresh.)
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Let me know if you give them a try. I'm off to get a little bit more work done before the crazy tiny human wakes up from her nap. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday.

I'm linking up with Sara, at Lake Shore Runner, for Tried It Tuesday!

What is your favorite pre or post workout snack?

Do you enjoy being sore? I actually LOVE it. It lets me know I worked hard and woke my body up!

In health,

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13 Responses to “Peanut Almond Chia Protein Bites”

  1. Yum, I'll have to give these a try! Anything with PB or almond butter I'm game!

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    1. Me too! It's national PB day every day over here!

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  2. Love these, they look delicious, I will def have to try them!! And as sick as it is, i LOVE being sore. Especially as the instructor, I know I worked the class!!!

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    1. Exactly!! I love it when my students come in excited to tell me how sore they are! :)

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  3. These look delicious! Anything that has dates is a winner for me ;)

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  4. I love how delicious and convenient protein bites are! The worst part though is how quick they are gone :(

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    1. You are so right! They seem to just disappear!!

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  5. Davlyn HollingsheadJanuary 31, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    These are delodious. Thanks for posting

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