During her time in Bermuda, our chiropractor, Dr. Dustie Steeves, picked up this awesome recipe for peanut butter chocolate protein bites!
We are happy to welcome Dustie back to Human Integrated Performance and we hope you enjoy this great recipe!
Protein bites can be healthy when incorporated into a balanced diet, but shouldn't be eaten whenever you want a snack. While they afford a lot of energy, they are not as good for you if you are not expending the energy they provide.
Protein bites can be a great snack following a workout to aid in recovery, or when you need a little boost of energy. They are easy to make, easy to pack, and are super tasty!
1/2 cup peanut butter (Dustie prefers chunky peanut butter)
1 cup dry oatmeal
1/3 cup agave syrup
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp protein powder (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl (2-3 minutes).
2. Once well combined, roll into desired shape.
3. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
4. Eat when desired!
Makes 12-24 bites depending on size!
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1. Can I freeze protein bites?
Yes! If you have leftovers, pack them in a sealed container and store in the freezer. Allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature.
2. How do I store protein bites?
If you do not want to freeze them, you can store your protein bites in a sealed container or bag in the fridge. You can store them for one to two weeks.
3. Is peanut butter high in protein?
Peanut butter is rich in heart-healthy fats and is a good source of protein. As mentioned, consuming foods high in protein following a workout can aid in recovery and help to build muscle. A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains up to 8 grams of protein and 2 to 3 grams of fibre.