These quick and easy protein bites get their protein from creamy cashew or almond butter along with omega-3 rich hemp seeds. Oats and Medjool dates up the fiber content while the latter provides a caramel-like sweetness. Dried blueberries pack in even more fiber and a pop of sweetness that is brightened by the lemon zest. Enjoy these as a portable snack or after a meal!
Learn how to make quick, easy and economical portable snacks which contain protein.
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Dip into melted white chocolate and sprinkle the tops with hemp seeds.
Substitute chopped dried cranberries and orange zest in place of the blueberries and lemon zest. Substitute chopped dried cherries, 2 tsp of mini chocolate chips and ⅛ tsp of almond or vanilla extract in place of the blueberries and lemon zest.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 5 Medjool dates, pitted (or 120 grams of any other variety of pitted dates)
- ½ cup cashew or almond butter
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
- ¼ cup dried blueberries
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- In a food processor, pulse the oats until they resemble a coarse flour (about 30 seconds). Add the dates and process until dates are in small pieces. Add the cashew or almond butter, lemon zest, salt and maple syrup and process until the mixture resembles cookie dough. Remove the date mixture from the food processor and lightly knead in the blueberries.
- Roll into 24 small balls. Roll each ball into the hemp seeds. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate the balls. Enjoy!