When you’re in a rush and you don’t have all that much time to whip up a quick meal to have on-the-go, it’s crucial to have healthy snacks readily available. This is especially important if you’re trying to achieve any particular fitness goals, considering snacking between meals can majorly jeopardize your progress.
However, that still doesn’t mean that you should go hungry. If you ignore your hunger cues when you’re feeling peckish by not having a snack, then you might end up even hungrier and snacking on foods full of sugar. It’s important to listen to your body, but also to be aware of how you’re fuelling it. Some people find that, if they don’t prepare meals or snacks beforehand, then they end up grabbing the closest thing available – whether that be a chocolate bar or a packet of chips. Though, it’s also understandable that you want to enjoy what you’re eating, rather than having to choke it down just for the health benefits.
These PB Cookie Protein Bites are the perfect mixture of being both delicious and providing nutrition. As you only need a handful of ingredients to make these snack bites, they’re quick and easy to make, meaning you don’t have to worry about being in the kitchen for long. The key ingredient to these protein bites is, of course, the source of protein – which mainly comes from premium brown rice protein powder.
Rice protein powder is one of the different types of protein powder that is highly recommended when it comes to supplementing your protein intake as it’s been found to have similar benefits to whey. Usually, it’s not packed full of calories, but it is very high in protein per serving, as well as being vegan friendly. It’s also incredibly versatile, allowing you to use it in all different types of recipes to suit your own individual tastes.
For this recipe, we’ve chosen to use Naked Nutrition’s Naked Rice protein powder which is made exclusively from organic sprouted whole grain brown rice. To ensure the quality of the protein, Naked Rice is made using a hexane-free extraction process to ensure the protein powder has an excellent amino acid profile. Naked Rice is made from only one ingredient and doesn’t contain any harmful additives, artificial sweeteners or flavors. Each batch of the product is also third-party tested for both melamine and heavy metals!
With the aid of this rice protein powder, these protein bites are an excellent way to satisfy your hunger and get in your daily protein at the same time!
- ¼ cup of peanut butter (ideally natural peanut butter)
- 2 scoops of Naked Rice
- ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsps. of chocolate chips
As these protein balls don’t require baking, they’re super simple to make.
- Grab a medium sized bowl and add in the scoops of rice protein powder. Then add in the peanut butter and the honey or maple syrup and mix until they are well combined. Throw in the chocolate chips and mix them in as well.
- Roll the relatively thick dough into small round balls – you’ll be able to make about 10 balls from one batch. That’s it! You can store the protein balls in the fridge for a few days – but it’s best to consume them within a couple of days.