Monday, January 5, 2015

Gluten-Free Superfood Protein Bites!

       It’s the new year and what does that mean?  Pretty much everyone is hitting the gym, resolving to eat healthier, and trying to shed some of that unwanted holiday weight gain.  
       Now you can dust off the old Jane Fonda or Jazzercise videos and work out all you want, but if you’re not eating healthy, then that’s a problem!  So that’s why today instead of a posting a normal indulgent dessert, I'm bringing you an amazing recipe for protein bites, which are not only yummy but are packed with superfoods to give you energy.

Here’s what you need:

4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats

3 tsp Vanilla extract

3 tbsp Honey

2 scoops Whey protein Isolate

-Optional- 1/2 Cup of Chocolate CHips (I used Stevia sweetened Chips)

       In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly, making sure everything is well combined.  then you can either press the mixture into a 9x11 pan or into a Wilton bite-sized brownie silicone mold.  I used the mold to make mine and it worked amazingly well!

       Whichever container you choose, after you spread the protein mix into it, you'll need to refrigerate it for several hours or until the mixture is nice and firm.  Then either cut your bites out of the 9x11 pan or pop them out of the mold.  store them in an air tight container in the fridge.  Each delicious little bite of this recipe should contain an average of about three grams of protein.  not bad for a bite-sized treat!
       I hope you enjoy and I hope you have great success with your weight loss and health journey!