How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Protein Balls

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Protein Bites Recipe

These simply look awesome and are a great way to help you overcome those mid-morning or late afternoon snacking urges. These protein bites are an ideal way to get energized and power through the day. Snacks can play an important part in sustaining your energy through busy days, but only if they are nutritionally well-balanced. The sweetness in this snack comes from dates that contain fiber to keep blood sugar from spiking – providing you with a smooth trip through the day. Makes 12 servings.

Protein Bites Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, (optional)

Protein BitesDirections

  • Place nuts in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until mixture blends together. Refrigerate for 4 hours to firm up.
  • Remove from processor bowl. Form 12 equal balls. Place coconut in a small bowl and roll each ball in it to coat.
  • Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to a week.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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