Peanut Butter & Coconut Protein Bites
Makes 18 bites
GF + Low Carb + Plant-Based
Require: Food Processor
Optional: Soak almonds over night
The surf was big and I decided to paddle out with my husband. Just when I thought I had made it out the back, a set appeared, I let my board go–and my leash snapped! After a long swim and a search on the shore for my board, I decided that I needed a nutrient-dense snack if I was going to even consider surfing the next time the waves got big. Hello peanut butter & coco bites (bliss balls–well sorta).
1 cup raw almonds (you can activate them by soaking overnight in 2 cups of water + 1 tsp salt)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
3 tbsp peanut butter (100% peanuts - no additives)
3 heaped tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + 1 cup extra for dusting
If you soaked the raw almonds overnight, drain them and rinse them well. Dry them slightly with a clean kitchen towel.
Add the almonds, coconut oil, peanut butter and shredded coconut into a food processor. Mix until you form a dough. Note that the dough will be a little crumbly–that is OK.
Next, place a piece of baking paper on the bench and add the dough. Shape a long cylinder with a diameter of approximately 5 to 6 cm (2 inches). Use the baking paper to help you shape the outside of the cylinder. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. This will allow the coconut oil to solidify and the dough will feel less crumbly.
Remove from the fridge, slice pieces about 1.5 cm (0.5 inches) thick and with your fingers shape the balls. Lastly, place the extra shredded coconut in a small bowl and roll each ball in the coconut.