Marcie’s – Almond JOY Protein Bites
~3/4 C Organic Unsalted Almond Butter
~1 C Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (divided in half)
~1/3 C Raw Unsweetened Cacao Powder (I 💛 Divine Naturals at Whole Foods)
~1/3 C of your fav unsweetened plain protein powder- my two favs are Pumpkin Seed Protein or Organic Brown Rice Protein) ( I buy NutraBiotics Organic Plain Brown Rice Protein and Sprouted Living Pumpkin Seed Protein)
~3/4 C coarsely chopped toasted almonds
~3 TBS Raw Honey (or your substitute here)
~1/3 C Organic Almond Flour
~1 TBS Organic Chia Seeds
~1/2 tsp Almond Extract
~1/2 tsp vanilla extract
~Pink of sea salt
~1-3 TBS coconut water
Set aside 1/2 c of the shredded coconut to roll your protein balls in later 🙂
Mix all dry ingredients, including remaining shredded coconut, all nuts and seeds, together in a large bowl.
Drizzle in honey and almond butter.
Mix together until almond butter is evenly distributed and well blended. Mixture will be slightly crumbly and clumpy. This is all good peeps 🙂
Add 1-3 TBS Coconut water until you can make a ball and it sticks together well.
Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, or your fingers, scoop out dough and roll into aprox 1-inch balls.
Roll protein balls into reserved shredded coconut.
Layer between sheets of wax paper in a container with a lid. Store in refrigerator.
PS: if u really wanna amp up the flavor (and indulgence ;)) you can add some EnJOY Life mini chocolate chips and some coconut extract. But it’s really not necessary … These are great as is and work as a great afternoon perk ;)👀
I make these very low on the sweetness scale. They aren’t overly sweet but still quite yummy… And energizing! Chia seeds add healthy fats and fiber too! Protein powder for longevity. Heart healthy nuts 🙂 Antioxidants and energy from raw cacao….lots of goodness in these little babies!! 😍