I’ve got a short, quick recipe for you today that so easy to make! I’m all about those easy recipes! I was scrounging around my pantry wondering how I could clean it out a bit and I stumbled on a few items that needed to be used up and voila…you now have an awesome recipe for Almond Protein Bites!
I know there are tons of these ‘protein balls or bites’ out there but I whipped up this one off the cuff with what I had on hand and I’d thought I’d share!
Two things I love about these Almond Protein Bites.
1.) They use prunes instead of dates like many other similar ‘bites’. So if you have little ones that get constipated easily, this is a great recipe for them and a great way to incorporate more fiber into their diets to help them be more regular. 💩
2.) They have a solid amount of protein and fat in them which means they’re a filling snack and will keep you sustained for a while.
3.) (ok, I know I said two, but I thought I’d add a bonus reason why I love them) They’re so easy to take in a bag on the go and pop one in when you’re feeling hungry in the middle of all those errands. I’m all about those convenient snacks!
Without further ado…
Almond Protein Bites.
Like I said this recipe came about from me wanting to clean out a few things from my pantry. As I hunted around I found dried prunes, almonds, and the last of my protein powder. I thought ‘hey, wonder what this will make’. Turns out…it makes a pretty tasty snack 😉
I threw the prunes in the food processor until they became more of a paste. Then I tossed in my protein powder (I use Juice Plus), and mixed until it was all incorporated. Lastly, I threw in some almonds and pulsed it just enough where everything was mixed, but there were still chunks of almond in there.
All in all, it took me maybe 20 minutes (and that includes rolling the balls), and even Madeleine hopped up on her chair to help me make these.
Delicious, easy, quick…a winner in my book!