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Protein Power Bites

These protein power bites are sure to give you that afternoon energy boost you need to keep going.  Healthy and delicious, they will become your go-to snack.

Work long hours and need a pick-me-up snack?  These protein power bites are sure to give you that afternoon energy boost you need to keep going.  Healthy and delicious, they will become your go-to snack option.  Filled with healthy nuts and fruit, they are a guilt-free snack you can eat freely.

Protein Power Bites

Make a batch over the weekend and store in the refrigerator to snack on all week.  You can carry these with you to work.  The longer they stay out of the fridge the softer they become.

Protein Power Bites
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled uncooked oats
  • 2 Tablespoons flax meal
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons all natural unsweetened creamy nut butter*
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 5 dried dates, chopped
  • 2-3 T water
  • handful of chopped dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan simmer chopped dried apricots in water, stirring frequently and adding more water till fruit is mushy.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, puree the fruit.
  3. Stir in uncooked oats, flax meal, coconut and nut butter.
  4. Add chopped dried cranberries.
  5. Roll into bite sized balls and refrigerate.
Notes
*Use a healthy nut butter of your choice: almond, cashew, or sunflower butter
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We keep our protein bites in the refrigerator because they seem sweeter when they're cold. They're also less sticky that way.
I use organic, very finely shredded coconut for these. It's almost powdered. If you use a larger texture you may need to use less oats so that everything will still stick together.

 

 


This post currently has 12 comments.

  1. Trisha
    May 9, 2017

    Do you have to cook the oatmeal?

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    • Dr. Z
      May 10, 2017

      Nope, just updated the recipe. Uncooked oats…

        Reply
  2. Deborah Mason
    May 9, 2017

    Any dark chocolate substitute recommended? Love my dark chocolate fix:-)

      Reply
    • Dr. Z
      May 10, 2017

      We like making our own with raw cacao, coconut oil and some stevia + raw honey. 🙂

      http://amzn.to/2plvFl0

        Reply
  3. mary
    September 20, 2016

    if I can’t eat cranberries, can I substitute raisins or what else can I substitute?

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    • Dr. Z
      September 20, 2016

      Sure, any dried fruit will work! 🙂

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  4. Irma
    August 9, 2016

    I have made these entirely in a blender. It works for me. My guess is that the bites are just more chewy.

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    • Dr. Z
      August 9, 2016

      Cool – thanks for sharing!!

        Reply
  5. Ruth
    August 9, 2016

    These sound really good, can’t wait to try them.

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    • Dr. Z
      August 9, 2016

      They’re super yummy! You’ll love them!

        Reply
  6. Nayla
    August 9, 2016

    Hi,
    We’re dates added to the apricot on the stove or in the blender?

      Reply
    • Dr. Z
      August 9, 2016

      On the stove. 🙂

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