My kids had been begging me to make some healthy energy bites, the other day, so I found some time to whip up a few different batches! I made some mouth-watering key lime energy bites, and if you are a key lime pie person, you’re going to LOVE THESE! Energy bites/protein bites are one thing I don’t mind making a lot of. I don’t know about your kids, but ours want snacks, pretty much all day long!!! It’s fine if they snack, as long as it’s somewhat healthy. We do our best to limit sugar in our household! Each time I make energy or protein bites, you can almost bank on it being a home run. They almost always love them. YAYYY, SCORE 1 FOR THE PARENTING TEAM!!!!! The best things about making energy/protein bites is that they don’t require the oven, they travel and freeze well.
Mouth-watering Key Lime Energy Bites
There’s literally thousands of variations you can choose for ingredients, and I always love trying out new recipes. This particular instance, I made monster bites. The recipe didn’t call for protein powder in it, but I thought I would add a scoop of my vanilla plant protein in them. It honestly tastes like cake batter, so delicious! I like using plant protein over whey because I don’t get bloated like I used to with whey, and I feel my body digests it easier, as well. The fact that the recipe called for some mini M&Ms made it pretty appealing right off the bat to the kids! I also will let them help make them, and by involving them in the recipes, they feel proud and excited to eat them! I am pretty lucky so far, my kids LOVE TO COOK! Here is the Monster Energy Bites recipe. With adding protein powder in it, it made it pretty dry, so you can add a small amt of almond milk, honey or peanut butter to the recipe(start with 1/8 c.). If it’s still too dry to make into balls, then add a tablespoon at a time and stir.
Mouthwatering Key Lime Energy Bites
Key Lime Energy Bites
Combine almonds and cashews to a food processor until the nuts start resembling a flour texture
Add all of the remaining ingredients (besides half of the coconut)and combine in food processor until a dough forms (if it seems crumbly when you try to form into balls, just allow the food processor to run for a few more minutes)
Once combined, take a spoonful of dough and form into balls using your hands
Roll the energy bites, one at a time, in the remaining shredded coconut until coconut has coated the energy bites
Store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to one week