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Chocolate Tahini Protein Bites

A quick and health sweet treat packed with nutrients and a punch of flavor


I often find myself wanting a little something sweet, whether it’s a mid-day snack or an after dinner treat. While trying to stay true to my healthy eating habits, I don’t usually want to indulge in a giant bowl of ice cream or make a large pan of brownies!


Protein bites are a great pop-in-your-mouth snack for any time of the day, and with so many different variations, they’re usually a crowd pleaser! With minimal ingredients and about 15 minutes, these are an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth while also benefiting, not compromising, your health!


While my 3 year old absolutely loves these, you could make them more appealing by adding Enjoy Life milk or white chocolate chips, or Unreal Chocolate Gems. I love both of these products because of their minimal, whole food, ingredients. You could also add shredded coconut, chopped pretzels, etc… The options are endless!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup almond butter, or any other nut butter

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1-2 tbsp cacao powder


DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all liquid ingredients, then mix in dry ingredients.

  2. Use a small cookie scoop to portion out your bites, then roll each one into a ball.

  3. Place your protein bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and then into the refrigerator to help solidify.

  4. Store in the refrigerator for about a week!


HEALTH TIP

I like to use organic sprouted oats for a couple of reasons! Oats can sometimes contain glyphosate, a herbicide which has been linked to cancer. By buying organic oats, this helps reduce your exposure to glyphosate and other harmful herbicides and pesticides.


Why buy sprouted oats? When you eat sprouted grains (oats, bread, rice, quinoa, etc.) there are a couple key factors that make eating grains this way worth it. Sprouted grains go through a process that helps break down starch, which in return, helps increase specific nutrients such as folate, iron, and vitamin c. Along with the benefit of getting more nutrients, sprouted grains are easier on your gut, and have also been shown to aid in digestion - win/win! While traditional rolled oats will surely work for this recipe, this is one ingredient I like to buy in a specific form due to the extra health benefits. We love using One Degree Organic Sprouted Rolled Oats!


Another ingredient in this recipe that you may want to keep a close eye on is nut butter. More often than not, almond butters, peanut butters, cashew butters, etc., will have extra ingredients like palm oil, sugar, or other unnecessary ingredients. The best nut butters to find are those with only 1 ingredient! We like to use the Sam's Club Member's Mark brand or Good & Gather brand almond butter, but with a little bit of searching and reading labels, there are plenty of other options out there.


I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do!



About the Content Creator:

Mari is a full-time, busy mom of two boys, and lives with her husband, Zach, in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a former Columbus, IN native, and earned her Bachelors Degree in General Studies.

Mari enjoys both finding and experimenting with new healthy recipes, and has a special niche for creating recipes that go along with her primarily plant based lifestyle. Mari looks forward to sharing recipes, tips and tricks to better your lifestyle, ways to improve your health in household products, and so much more!


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Donna Lambert
Donna Lambert
25 окт. 2023 г.

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Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try them.

Лайк

Yum! Looks easy to make too! I’ll be trying this recipe.

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Mackenzie York
Mackenzie York
10 февр. 2023 г.

Yum!

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Nina Graue
Nina Graue
09 февр. 2023 г.

Yum!

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