Cacao Cashew Protein Bites

I recently started making my own nut milk because I realized how EASY it is. I used to have a misconception that it was a labor-intensive process that would take hours…boy was I wrong. Not only is it cheaper, but there are no crazy unpronounceable preservatives either.

So, I made cashew milk and I had a thought… what can I do with the leftover pulp aka cashew meal?

Moments later, these protein bites were born.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Cashew Meal/Flour *I used a cup of raw cashews for the milk so that left roughly 1/2 cup of cashew meal. (Almond meal could be substituted.)
  • 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 scoops Protein Powder (I used PEScience Snickerdoodle.)
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Milk (Can use any nut milk desired.)

Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly stir in the milk until you get a cookie dough-like consistency. You might not use all of the milk or feel free to add more if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Scoop out a tablespoon and roll until all dough is used, my batch made 17 bites. Pro tip: I greased my hands with coconut oil to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Place rolled bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes until hardened.
  5. Store in a tupperware container in the fridge or freezer for easy snacking!

 

Forewarning if you don’t like the taste of protein powder, you probably won’t like these bites, but they’re a great quick snack to pop in your mouth before or after a workout! Sometimes I’ll need a little boost of energy before I head to the gym, these are perfect for that without being heavy in your stomach.

Tag me on instagram @thegoodybagg if you make these! I’d love to see your take on them. 🙂

Now go get those balls rolling!

xo,

Megan

 

 

 

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