No-Bake Protein Energy Bites

Need I say more?

Whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, Protein Energy Bites are my favorite go-to energy snack! They're easy, tasty, and hello - packed with nutrients! Need a quick bite before work but never have time to whip up a healthy breakfast? Here's your answer.

Arbonne Protein Energy Balls
Step 1: Set your stage! Don't forget your favorite Spotify playlist to jam out to in the kitchen. Mine is called "Jams"... I'm original like that.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

  • 4 scoops protein powder (My favorite is Arbonne's Chai Latte flavor - you can search through any of their natural nutrition products under the "Shop" tab above.)

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or natural honey

  • 1/4 cup all-natural almond butter (or other natural nut butter. Look for oil settled on the top - separation is natural!)

  • 2 tsp. chia seeds

  • 1 tsp. ginger, cloves, and nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, raisins, or other preferred add-in (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl using a hand mixer, a food processor, or a spoon if you've got some extra oomph in those arms (almond butter can be tough stuff). Refrigerate the mixture for about 20 minutes - just enough time to knock out one of the home workouts I created for you on your Fitness Plan.

Arbonne Chai Latte Protein Energy Bites

Once the ingredients have set, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and store in the refrigerator. The recipe should make about 20 Protein Energy Bites (give or take a couple taste tests). One serving = 2 Protein Energy Bites, about 8g of protein.

Pro tip: I use coconut oil in my Energy Bites to create a tasty, moist texture (plus additional health benefits found from a type of fatty acid called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs). If desired, you can substitute the coconut oil for 1 cup of dates (pitted and mashed) and a splash of coconut or almond milk for a little added sweetness and a similar moist texture.