I love sugar. That’s the straight-up truth. I have an incurable sweet tooth. But in the name of good health, I do try to find a balance between yummy treats and healthy treats. Insert these totally fun and yet totally responsible vegan strawberry lemon protein bites.
When that afternoon sweet treat craving hits, one or two of these sprinkled bites of strawberry lemon goodness are just what I need to get through to dinner. Packed full of vegan protein and real whole food ingredients these bites will fill you up, hit the sweet spot, and bring some added fun.
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Let’s get started with my all-time favourite vegan protein. It’s called Nuzest and it’s my go-to protein for shakes, smoothies, baking, and all my other protein needs. My dairy-sensitive tummy appreciates that it is plant-based while my tastebuds go gaga over the smooth creamy taste. I will even put a scoop in my kids’ pancakes or oats to give them a protein boost in the morning.
Mix Mix Mix!
Grab a big mixing bowl and let’s start! First up, melt the coconut oil and combine it with the maple syrup (or agave if you prefer it) and mix together until it is well combined. Add in the almond flour, strawberry protein powder, fine sea salt, and lemon juice. Using a bit of elbow grease, mix together until a stiff dough forms.
Last, but never least, comes the sprinkles. You certainly don’t need sprinkles, but honestly, they add some fun and colour, and what’s life without that?! I recommend adding jimmie-only type sprinkles or confetti ones as they won’t bleed their colour into the protein bite.
Time to Ball ‘Em Up
Grab your 1 ½ tbsp cookie scoop and start scooping away. Make sure you give each protein bite a firm press and roll in the palm of your hand and allow them to cool and set in the fridge. Keep them stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
There you have it! Fun, yummy, and healthy Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites that are ready to help curb that afternoon sweet tooth craving.