Vegan Protein Bites (Chocolate)

I get asked A LOT, “where do you get your protein from?” It’s a misconception vegans lack protein and other vital nutrients. I probably get more protein now that I have cut meat and dairy from my diet.

For example “per calorie, broccoli has more protein than beef, which is about 4.5 grams per 30 calories. Broccoli is also packed with amino acids, fiber, vitamin B6 to improve mood and is one of the best veggies linked to fighting cancer.”

No worries, I did NOT use broccoli in this vegan recipe…lol. However, I did incorporate a green ingredient; Hemp powder. “Hemp protein powder is arguably the best vegan protein powder with 20 amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to produce on its own and must obtain from dietary sources.” It has a faint nutty flavor easy on the taste buds.

Alright, let me share the goods. As with all my recipes, I do not measure the ingredients. I estimate, sprinkle and taste and use all organic when possible.

  • Two very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of quick oats
  • 2 heaping tblsp of nut butter
  • 2 tblsp of hemp powder
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of granola of your choice
  • 1/2 of dairy free dark chocolate morsels. (I chopped up a vegan dark chocolate bar) Mmmmmmm.
  • 1 tblsp of maple syrup

Now mix mix mix, with a spoon. Roll them into bite size balls or use a cookie scooper. Place on a cookie sheet and bake about 10 mins at 325°. Let the kids participate. They will be more encouraged to try something new if they have a hand in creating it.

These are deliciously ooey gooey warm out of the oven. You can also refrigerate in a glass container up to a week, but ours never make it that far. I store them on the counter in a small container and they’re gone in two days.

Feel free to add your own twist. A super way to curb that sweet tooth and sneak some healthiness into an after school snack.

Enjoy! Let me know if you love them as much as I do…and if you switched up the ingredients to make it your own.

🌿Eat. Pray. Love. Oil.

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