Protein Bites 5 Ways (THM S)

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Protein bites are a fairly recent trend. I didn’t really latch onto them until a few months ago, and now I am in love. They are incredibly versatile, and it’s so easy to pop one into your mouth at the pang of a sweet/snack craving.

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The base of these bites is, obviously, protein powder. I’m using a 100% whey protein isolate with no flavor (no fat, no carbs, no sugar – just protein). This part is a personal preference, but I would advise that you stay clean with ingredients – no refined sugar or things you can’t pronounce – aside from that, go nuts.

Protein Bite Base (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c whey protein isolate
  • 2 -3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 packets Truvia (or other calorie-free, non-chemical sweetener)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour (or other grain free flour. If you use almond or peanut flour, you can use more than 2 Tbsp. Coconut flour absorbs moisture very easily, so you use less of it for that reason.)
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl with the back of a spatula.
  2. Add variations listed below.


The variations of these bites are endless! I came up with 5 flavors this morning, but there’s easily a hundred more you could do. Have fun with these!

Lemon Poppy Seed Bites (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients

  • Base Recipe
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and knead with a spatula.
  2. The mixture will be crumbly, but will stiffen after refrigeration. Use a 1-inch ice cream scoop to get even balls, and roll them lightly between your palms.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes for ingredients to meld together. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Coconut Chia Bites (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients


Directions

  1. Same preparation as above, leaving the coconut flakes out of the main mix. Once you roll out the balls, toss them around in the coconut flakes.


Cake Batter Bites (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients


Directions

  1. Same preparation as above, using 1 Tsp of the coconut in the bite mix (texture!). Roll out the bites. To denote them apart from the other coconut bites, I dyed a little coconut with blue food coloring. Literally one drop per tablespoon of coconut.
  2. Roll the balls into the colored coconut.

Orange Blossom Bites (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients

  • Base Recipe
  • 1 tsp orange flavor
  • Zest of 1 small orange (I used a Halo because I had them on hand)
  • Juice of 1/2 the orange (Halos are juicy!)

Directions

  1. Same preparation as above. Be gentle rolling these out, they start out very soft.

Peanut Butter Bites (THM S)

  • Servings: Multiple
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: Erin Murray, My Fling with Food

Ingredients

  • Base Recipe, minus coconut oil, and instead of coconut flour I used ground flax (I wanted a more neutral flavor that wouldn’t fight with the PB. I replaced it 1:1 with the coconut flour.)
  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter

Directions

  1. Same preparation. You can even mash the mixture together with your hands, since there’s no oil in it, to get it smoother. Roll it out as usual.

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There you have it! Now go play with your protein, and see which flavor you like the best.

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