Do you ever have days where you just feel like you CRUSHED it? Like you were in the zone. You were the ultimate mom. You said all the right things in your business meeting. You raced from soccer to hockey to swimming lessons and back again - and you were on time for all of them. You landed the client. You got your kids to eat vegetables for breakfast. You landed that 580 at the ski hill park. You surprised your wife with the dinner of her dreams. Or some sort of combination of some of those things and a few others?
Thats the kind of day I had today. And boy was I glad that I had a few of these left in the freezer (because who has time to crush everything in the day AND feed yourself all the meals and snacks to fuel it?).
Enter: the protein bite.
Seriously. It is the ultimate snack! On any given day, some variation of this recipe is usually keeping me going. Not only is it a super simple recipe (you can make it in 5 minutes!) but it also isn’t so hard to eat (because it’s delicious!).
My wish for you is that you’ll also have some of these lying around in your freezer the next time you have a day to crush to
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup runny conventional tahini
4 scoops vanilla (or chocolate) protein. I use this one.
1 tbsp carob powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp honey, melted
1/3 cup coconut oil
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender until smooth (a little bit of texture is a-ok).
Line a small baking dish (such as a brownie pan, loaf tin or even a glass tupperware container) with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the pan. Freeze until solid. Cut into pieces and eat directly from the freezer.
+ If you don’t have carob powder, feel free to replace it with cocoa powder
+ Feel free to sub any type of protein here - or leave it out entirely if you’re not digging it.
+ Sadly this recipe doesn’t travel well though, so it’s best consumed straight out of the freezer at home.