Did you know that big bag of protein powder sitting in your pantry has more uses than one? Sure you can mix it with water post workout or some milk when you’re feeling fancy, but how about when you need a decadent little bite mid-day to keep your hunger at bay? Well that’s when you mix it with peanut butter. Yes you read right, your yummy whey protein powder of choice blended smooth with peanut butter and naturally sweet dates is the perfect little bite to give you high quality protein, carbs, and healthy fat so you can satisfy that sweet tooth and get on with your day!
Peanut Butter Protein Bites
Makes 8-10 bites
- 4 Medjool Dates, pitted
- 4 tablespoons Natural Chunky Peanut Butter
- 1 scoop whey protein powder
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds, ground (optional)
Place all ingredients in a small food processor and blend until combined. Roll the mixture into 8-10 small bites (roughly sized between a teaspoon and a tablespoon). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Notes: If you’re not using Medjool Dates (the bigger ones) then use about 6 regular pitted dates. Definitely go for the natural peanut butter here. We want good quality healthy fats, not processed sugar that gets passed off as a healthy fat. You can use your favorite protein powder here. I recommend Progenex More Muscle, it's got 20% more BCAAs & leucine (the stuff you need to build muscle). You can stop in and try some at Jersey Devil CrossFit. I was really digging the cookies & cream flavor because you get those little cookie pieces in there, but the chocolate was really good too!
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MMMM YUM. Look at all that delicious. Don’t go overboard on these (It’s very easy to… trust me… I know.) The high fat content isn’t great for quick release into those muscles of yours (which is what you need immediately post workout) so try not to have them as your go-to post exercise snack. They’re better when hunger strikes outside of that hour window on either side of your workout. Get snacking people!