When I think of quick go to snacks, I automatically think of protein bites. These little balls of goodness tie me over when I don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a snack in between meals. Last semester, I was so busy on Mondays and Wednesdays with classes from 9 am to 9 pm, 2.5-3 hour lectures each. Yikes. There was not a lot of time to eat fresh produce. This semester is better and I find myself having much more time to make fresh snacks but next semester it’s back to protein bites. And I’m not complaining because I LOVE protein bites. There is nothing like taking a bite into a cakey perfectly portioned snack with a little bit of sweetness.
Want to know what I love most about protein bites? Their versatility. Oh, the options are endless. Chocolate bites, vanilla bites, mint chocolate chip bites, peanut butter bites, cookie dough bites and currently lemon nut bites! You name the flavors, you can probably make them into a protein bite. Another plus? Zero baking required. Woohoo! Yep, these are no-bake bites that you can make in a bowl or a food processor, roll into a ball and devour with no guilt. When it comes to protein, I haven’t found a vegan brand that compares to Sunwarrior. Nope, nada. Sunwarrior Protein tastes amazing and I strongly encourage you to try it if you’re looking for vegan protein! I use Classic Vanilla in this recipe.
How cute are they!? I’m going skiing soon and you bet I will have these deliciously lemony, zesty friends in my ski coat ready to inhale at any moment.
I used liquid stevia to sweeten my Lemon & Nut Protein Bites and added roasted almonds for a little extra protein. The almonds also add a delicious toasty flavor. Almonds really take these to the next level!
- 2 scoops Classic Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein
- 2 cups oat flour
- 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- About 2/3 cup almond milk (May need slightly less so add a little at a time to monitor texture)
- Sweetener of choice (if wanted)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds
- Mix everything but the almonds together in a bowl with a fork until fully combined.
- Then, fold in the almonds and form dough into balls.
- Refrigerate before serving (optional).