Pumpkin Protein Bites

Fall is official upon us and these protein energy bites will help you get pumpkin fix and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Ingredients:

  • 3 scoops protein (using Syntha-6 Vanilla Ice Cream)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup graham crackers crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Set aside 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs on a flat plate for later.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch balls. Then roll balls into the remaining graham cracker crumbs to cover.

Makes 16 bites
Nutritional Facts per bite:
Calories: 80
Carbs: 9g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 3g

Blueberry Protein Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cups quick oats (optional: shredded in food processor)
1/4 cup almond flour
3 scoops Natural Force Vanilla Organic Whey Protein (or protein power of choice)
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup cashew milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 cup blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to have 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray (I used avocado oil spray) or line a cupcake pan with paper cups. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, protein powder, almond meal, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add wet ingredients: cashew milk, maple syrup, egg whites and vanilla extract. Mix well until all dry and wet ingredients are fully combined. Fold in the blueberries.
  3. Spoon in the batter to the prepared muffin pan. Each muffin cup will be almost full.
  4. Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Muffins will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy right away or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze to enjoy later.

Serving Size: 18
Nutrition Facts (per 1 serving):
Calories: 80
Carbs: 11g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 2g