Your snacks should serve a threefold purpose; they should be filling, nutritious, and help to balance your blood sugar. Otherwise, they aren't doing your health or energy levels any favors. What's the easiest way to do this is? By eating snacks with a mixture of fat and protein.
These edible cookie dough energy bites fit the bill.
Yes, you heard that right! These cookie dough balls are as delicious as they are nutritious. I make mine with collagen protein powder — my favorite for cyclists.
4 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1/4 Cup Almond Butter
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Agave or Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
Pinch of Salt
1. Mix all ingredients well (except for chocolate chips) by hand, mixer, or food processor.
2. Mix in chocolate chips.
3. I like shaping my energy bites into 1-inch balls, but you can make yours smaller or larger. Or if you'd rather, you can press the mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and you make energy bars instead of bites. Whatever sounds good to you!
This recipe was created by CINCH Nutrition specialist Kourtney Danielson