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Easy, No Bake Protein Energy Bites

Vegan Energy Lupin Bite
If you're looking for simple, high protein energy bites, this recipe is for you! This batch makes each bite about 60 cals/11 carbs/4 grams of plant protein. Naturally gluten free, these keep well and can be perfect for an on-the-go snack!

Serving Size:   26-28        Prep Time:   5 minutes         Cook Time: 0

💚VEGAN    💚GLUTEN FREE    💚OIL-FREE    💚KETO FRIENDLY   
💚MACRO FRIENDLY    💚DIABETIC FRIENDLY

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked Luptopia Protein Crumbles
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted 
  • 5 TB cocoa powder (SEE TIPS)
  • 3 TB raw cacao nibs (SEE TIPS)
  • 30 grams Pea protein or protein powder of choice (SEE TIPS)
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 2-3 TB plant milk, as needed (SEE TIPS)
  • 3/4 c finely crushed protein cereal (SEE TIPS)

 Lupin Vegan Protein Energy bites

Instructions

  1. In dry high speed blender or food processor, blend dates and vanilla.
  2. Add in cooked Luptopia Protein Crumbles, pea protein and cocoa powder, scraping sides as needed to be evenly blended.
  3. Add in plant-milk if mixture seems too thick. It shouldn't be too thin, but no need to adjust as freezing these will help the bites keep their structure.
  4. Form into bites, about 1.5 -2" in size. I use a melon scooper for this.
  5. In bowl or small bag, toss bites in crushed protein cereal
  6. Place in an air tight container and refrigerate or freeze. Refrigerating will keep them softer, but I prefer the freezer for a firmer bite!
  7. Keep refrigerated for up to 7 days, or freeze 2-3 months. 

TIPS:

- Raw cocoa powder has a bit more bitter flavor. If you don't like dark chocolate/bitterness in pure chocolate, use Dutch cocoa powder for a smoother finish. 

- I love raw cacao nibs since they are unprocessed and full of nutrients, antioxidants, and protein. It does have a bitterness that some people don’t care for so if you like a sweeter energy bite, use mini vegan chocolate chips (my picky kids prefer the sweetness over raw cacao).

- I use regular unflavored pea protein, but feel free to experiment with a flavored protein you love! You can also use powdered peanut butter. 

- Any plant milk will work, but my favorite for desserts is Silk Ultra Protein and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

- I used crushed Three Wishes Cinnamon cereaL since it's a fave in our house! If you want more of a raw ingredient, roll in finely crushed nuts of your choice. Rolling in a crushed ingredient is for flavor and texture, but also to ensure the outside layer doesn’t stay sticky and keeps these easy to store. 

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