Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

January 29, 2015 9:10 PM

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As a mom chasing after a very busy toddler, I find it a challenge to eat well-balanced meals and snacks all the time. When I'm running out the door or heading for an afternoon walk I want a quick snack that's balanced with protein, carbs and healthy fats. I get tired of making protein shakes and I just need something quick to grab on the go! I wanted to incorporate my plant-based protein powder into a snack recipe. After trying several different recipes, I combined my favorite ingredients from a few and they turned out perfect! The best part of these bites are that they are grain-free, gluten-free, high in protein, and high in omega 3's. By no means am I paleo, gluten-free or grain-free... heck, these days I just try to stay French fry- and ice cream-free.

3/4 cup mixed nuts (I used an unsalted mixed nuts blend) 1/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit of your choice) 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 3 Tbsp organic peanut butter (or almond but...

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