Protein Oat Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Whether they are protein bites or energy balls, whatever you call them, they are quick and healthy snacks. Mixing oats and protein as the base will provide you blood sugar balancing nutrients to get you to your next meal.
I made these ones completely vegan, using a vegan protein powder. If you wanted to, you could use whey but you would have to adjust the liquid. Whey protein will not require as much.
You can have fun with the mix’ins as well. I added pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc and magnesium. Two minerals your body needs to assist with many different processes. Cranberries contain B vitamins and are also a source of vitamin C.
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats
- 1 scoop of your favourite vegan protien powder (I used this one)
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted
- 1/8 cup dried cranberries
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp almond butter (use a seed butter to keep it nut free)
- 1/3 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
Mix eveything into a bowl. Use a spoon or your hands to stir the mixture until it comes together. It wil look a little dry as there is no added oil in the recipe. That’s ok. Use your hands to push together and roll into balls (about 2 tsp of “dough”) This will make 12-18 bites depending on their size. Store in the fridge in an air tight container.
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