Nut Butter Energy Bites
by Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence
1/2 cup natural drippy peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup coconut palm syrup (honey also works)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup protein powder of choice*
1/3 cup flaxseed meal
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if desired)
1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
- In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, coconut palm syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add in protein powder, coconut, flaxseed meal, oats, chocolate chips and chia seeds. Mix until well combined. I usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough. At this point, you should be able to form balls that stick together. Because all peanut butter/nut butter consistencies are different and depending on what protein powder you use, you may need to add in more nut butter or sweetener to help the balls stick together.
- Form into 12 balls and place in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or the freezer for a month. Enjoy!