No bake protein balls at its best! These 5 Minute High Protein Raw Energy Bites are vegan with no refined sugar and no baking required. A delicious protein bars alternative that tastes like a cookie recipe!
Happy November! How was your Halloween weekend? Hopefully filled with lots of fun, dressing up and sugary sweets (hopefully spooky healthy snacks made of fruit… but probably not)! As I write this, my boys and I are watching the It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown… just to extend the celebrations a bit longer. Our whole weekend has been a blast, starting out on Friday night meeting up with friends at the Bacara Resort and Spa for a Boocara Dancy Party. It is a spooktacular time of year event they put on for the whole family with a DJ for endless dancing and dance games, a candy station for kids, and a freakishly fun costume contest. Halloween night our little family dressed up as a jellyfish, golfer, peter pan and shark to party with friends in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara. If you do not know about San Roque for Halloween, it is thee place to trick or treat! Houses go all out with decorations and statues of witches and skeletons, dancing and bands. It is tons of fun to experience but this year after our party, we decided to be mellow and head home to take the boys to a few houses in our neighborhood before heading to bed.
This morning we decided to sleep in and hang low (plus I have been fighting a horrible poison oak rash that keeps me up all night!). As we were “hanging low” I pulled a total momfail moment this morning! Chase was first to wake so I set him up in the family room with a cartoon while I headed back to bed. Total mom fail… because you do not set your kids up in the other room with ALL THE HALLOWEEN CANDY! Yep, I forgot about that so about 30 minutes later I woke up to a chocolate faced 4 year old telling me about all the candy he just ate, ha! So that was our adventurous Halloween weekend. And now to steer our bodies away from all those yucky processed sugars (plus finally share this recipe) and retrain our brain to eat healthy snacks like these 5 Minute High Protein Raw Energy Bites.
This is an incredibly healthy snack to make if you are looking for recipes for energy or raw protein bars for building muscle mass after a workout. I made these the other day, similar to my No Bake Protein Balls, only this version has coconut flakes, whey protein powder and coconut flour for added protein and iron (coconut flour is high in iron). If you prefer a vegan protein I recommend Garden of Life RAW Organic Protein Vanilla which can be ordered from Amazon here…
If you visit my blog frequently, you will notice I make lots of variations of healthy granola snacks, bars and bites. It is because I am obsessed with making quick non processed snacks for my kids that satisfy a sweet tooth for breakfast, snack or dessert and give them the proper nutrients they need. This version of no bake protein balls has coconut flakes and flour. Coconut is high in good saturated fats that are essential for brain development in children and coconut flour is high in iron- two very important ingredients to add to a child’s diet or if feeling low in energy.
Feel free to roll into hemp seeds for even more iron and protein. I love to make these with kids since it is fun for them to roll them and then dip in hemp seeds before eating!
- 1¼ cup of quick cook oats
- ¼ cup of coconut flakes
- ½ cup of vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup of coconut flour
- ⅓ cup of maple syrup
- ½ cup of almond butter
- 1 tbsp. Chia seeds
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup of mini chocolate chips
- hemp seeds (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Roll into balls and set on a plate lined with parchment paper. Optional to roll each ball in hemp seeds. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
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