post, which has received a lot of pins on Pinterest, is a recipe for protein bites - basically a healthy form of a no-bake cookie that my kids really love. I love them, too. They're easy to make, taste delicious and are packed full of healthy ingredients that create a great snack for your kids, pre-workout fuel for you, or post-workout recovery food as well.
Another bonus: they're actually filling! So, unlike the store-bought granola bars, which don't seem to satisfy my boys' healthy appetites, these won't leave your littles nagging you all day long for something more to eat.
I've made a few updates to the original recipe to make it even healthier and tastier! I hope you enjoy them!
Have a great weekend!!
Protein Packed Power Bites
1 cup crisp brown rice
1 cup whole grain oats (I like Bobs Red Mill, Gluten Free)
1 cup protein powder, chocolate or vanilla (We prefer one low in sugar, like this one.)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (We like this brand.)
2 tablespoons (more if you like) chia seeds
1/2 cup raw honey or agave nectar (or half and half)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
2 tablespoons water (or more to achieve desired consistency)
Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Blend together with a large spoon or spatula until evenly combined, adding more water if necessary. Shape into balls (a melon ball scoop makes this step easy!), and place on a waxed paper covered pan. Refrigerate until set. Store any left overs in the refrigerator, or freeze for later use. Enjoy!