Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Food File: Vegan Peanut Butter and Chickpea Protein Bites


If you're looking for an easy yet delicious and healthy snack, you need to give these peanut butter and chickpea protein bites a go! Lately I've been experimenting with chickpeas in the kitchen and these bites turned out so delicious I had to share the recipe! They are vegan, super easy to make, and have this incredibly smooth texture you can't resist! Plus, how can you go wrong when you combine peanut butter and chocolate? They are the perfect pre-workout and on-the-go snack, so keep them handy when you need a pick-me-up or when your afternoon sugar cravings come knocking on the door ;)


WHAT YOU NEED (Yields about 24 bites):
. 1 cup chickpeas (from a can or cooked).
. 1/2 cup peanut butter (softened in the microwave for about 45 seconds)
. 1 tbsp vanilla.
. 2 tbsp. almond milk (I used Silk original unsweetened almond milk, but feel free to use any kind of milk you like).
. 2 scoops protein powder (I used Genuine Health vanilla flavoured Fermented vegan protein)
. 6-8 dates (pitted)
. 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips (I used Camino semi-sweet chocolate chips).

WHAT TO DO:
. Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, protein powder and dates in a food processor and puree until smooth.
. Add vanilla and almond milk and pulse for a few seconds.
. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add chocolate chips.
. Using your palms, form small balls and transfer to a container.
. Keep in the fridge for a couple of days and enjoy whenever you need something sweet!


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): Calories 92 | Total Fat 4.2g | Sat Fat 1.1g | Carbs 9.8g | Sugars 4g | Protein 4.9g 


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