Strawberry Coconut Cashew Protein Bites

 

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan

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If you know me, you know I always come prepared with the snacks. Pre-brunch snacks, Post-exercise snacks, movie snacks, you name it! As long as I keep hanger at bay, it’s smoooooth sailin!

I wanted a small bite-sized snack that I could grab on my way out the door, without feeling incredibly hungry less than 10 minutes later - and the perfect solution? PROTEIN BITES!

These protein bites combine the protein of nut butter and protein powder, complex carbs found in gluten-free oats, and the sweet taste of dates and freeze-dried strawberries.

Can’t wait for you to give them a try for yourself!

Strawberry Coconut Cashew Protein Bites

Yields: 16-18 bites

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

What you’ll need:

  • • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted [about 10-12 dates]⠀

    • 1/2 cup cashew butter⠀

    • 1/4 cup GF oats ⠀

    • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut + 1/4 cup more for coating⠀

    • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder [I used Orgain protein & superfoods here]⠀

    • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries + 1/4 cup more [crushed] for coating ⠀

    • 2 Tbsp water⠀

What to do:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor [besides the water and the coconut and strawberry for coating].

  2. Blend until fine and add water. Blend a bit more until it’s reached a thicker consistency.

  3. In two separate bowls, add [crushed] freeze-dried strawberries to one and shredded coconut to the other.

  4. Roll up the balls, dip in the strawberry coating, roll in the coconut, and place each in a sealed container.

  5. Cover and put in fridge for 15-20 min to cool before serving.

    NOTE: Keeps well in fridge for about a week. 

Whip these up and keep them on hand for the next time that hanger strikes and you need a snack on-the-go!

Be sure to tag #wanderfullywholesomeeats and let me know how you enjoy them.

xoxo

Danielle Webb