HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
If you are kicking off 2014 with a healthy approach here is a great protein recipe to consume before or after a workout or even as a snack on-the-go! I find when I buy protein bars or shakes at the store they have TONS of ingredients and I can’t even pronounce some of the ingredients. I enjoy making my own recipes because you know what your eating.
This easy recipe has just 5 ingredients, is a good source of protein, and contains healthy fats from the almond butter.
Cinnamon Almond Protein Bites
- 1/2 cup instant oats
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp whey protein powder (for the myoplex protein it is 1 big scoop plus the tablespoon)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Add in wet ingredients and mix well. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or freezer for 10 minutes. Take out roll into 12 balls. Enjoy!
(NOTE: The batter will be sticky, keep bites chilled so they stay firm)
Serving size 2 bites: Approximately 120 calories, 7g protein, 7g fat, 8g carbs