Let’s face it. Homegirl here likes to eat but I also try to be mindful that I’m not undoing years of progress by indulging in all the little snacks and delectable pleasures.
Of course, that’s not to say that I’m not into snacks or other delectables but that I’m ever looking for ways to re-create classics and come up with fun new ways to enjoy healthy foods while keeping the plan on track.
While this may not be a fudgy truffle, brownie or double chocolate cookie, it is a good way to enjoy sweet variety with an incredible nutritional profile. I make these frequently while cutting weight for competitions but also find them to be a good break from heavier holiday foods that would otherwise do a number on the gut. I find them to be great for increasing satiety, boosting nutrition while letting me feel like I’m having a little something that’s not so “diety.” (Yea, made that up but you know what I mean!)
Bonus: The base for these is super easy and versatile and can serve as a good spring board for a number of creations. Just be sure you check my notes below on the Coconut Flour in the ingredients list as too much fiber too quickly can cause gastric distress that you really don’t want. Adjust the coconut flour, liquid, sweetness and whatever to make this more your liking.
Double Chocolate & Sea Salt Protein BitesA quick, easy, high fiber, protein-rich, no-cook snack to stave off hunger and give you a nutritional boost for the day.
For the Bites
- 1 Scoop Garden of Life Raw Meal I used vanilla but chocolate would be bomb here too!
- 2.5 tbsp Navitas Cacao Powder
- 1 tbsp Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener or to taste
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour *Please see my notes!
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk
- Orange Zest
- Nutmeg and all the pie spices
- Peppermint extract
- Nuts or Seeds of choice
Coating Ideas & Options
- 13 g Grated Dark Chocolate optional
- Pinch of Maldon Flaked Sea Salt Just sprinkle a touch on each
- Crushed Peppermint optional
- Drizzle of Peanut Butter or PB Fit
- Combine your dry ingredients for your bites along with any optional add-ins to add your twist. Mix with a fork to evenly combine.
- Add your almond milk and stir to combine. Watch not to get it too wet or too dry. The mixture should be thick and easily clump together but not stick all over your hands when you press it.
- Scoop mix by the tablespoon, pressing to pack it on the spoon. Form balls by hand.
- If coating, place your coating ingredients in a small bowl and roll to coat. I apply a bit of pressure to help the stuff stick to the balls.
- Enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container for a couple days.
Notes*This contains a lot of fiber so, if you plan to consume all of these in one sitting and don’t already consume a very high fiber diet, cut this in half and start with less almond milk to adjust. You’ll surely like the texture of these better with less coconut flour anyhow but this is how I make them.