Yummy Protein Goo Ball Bites

I have been doing my best to get as much protein as possible lately. (Thank goodness for Brendan Brazier’s Vega Bars!) I have made many versions of this snack throughout my life, but never added protein powder before and it really was such a perfect addition! I made both vanilla and chocolate versions to enjoy 🙂 Awesome!

These were so super fast to whip up and even faster to eat haha so make sure you make some extra for the perfect on the go snacks.

Yummy Protein Goo Ball Bites

Chocolate Version

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (as I mentioned above – I love Brendan Brazier’s products from Vega and his Shake & Go Smoothie Chocolate is amazing!!!!)
2 tablespoons Artisana coconut butter (this is the best stuff ever!)
2 teaspoons honey or agave
1 heaping teaspoon organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup light coconut milk

Vanilla Version

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my absolute favorite vanilla powder – Life Time Lifes Basics Plant Protein)
2 tablespoons Artisana coconut butter
2 teaspoons honey or agave
1 heaping teaspoon organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup light coconut milk

Combine all ingredients. You might need a little more protein powder or coconut if too wet or some coconut milk if too dry. Roll into balls in your hands.

Optional add ons:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Extra shredded coconut

Melt chocolate over a double boiler and dip the bites in the bowl. Then sprinkle coconut over and freeze until firm.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 11:25:20

    These look so good! What an awesome (delicious) way to get protein in… and they also look adorable too!

    Reply

    • Vicky
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 14:15:18

      These sound amazing!! Except I can not have peanut butter, or any of the other nut butters. Any suggestions as to what I can substitute?? Thanks!!

      Reply

      • marisashealthykitchen
        Nov 30, 2011 @ 14:22:44

        They really are 🙂 I only used a heaping teaspoon of nutbutter — so you could use more coconut butter (divine!) or maybe try out Soynut and/or Sunflower Butter. Do those ever work for you? Let me know if that works! thanks!!

    • marisashealthykitchen
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 14:23:51

      Exactly :):) And I found that the protein powder added an awesome flavor to them too! So amazing 🙂 I love experimenting in the kitchen! Let me know what you think.

      Reply

  2. lisa dawn
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 16:03:20

    bring some to the potluck tonight!!! want to taste. luke will love them!

    Reply

    • marisashealthykitchen
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 16:09:41

      they are all gone! Michael and I finished them off last night 🙂 but if I have some more time I will whip up another batch :):) xoxoxo

      Reply

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 20:28:23

    These look amazing! Love the vanilla version.

    Reply

  4. Patty
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 22:40:33

    Looks amazing! Could you use Vega vanilla protein instead of the protein you sugested?

    Reply

    • marisashealthykitchen
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 23:50:19

      Thanks!! I am sure you could use the Vega! I LOVE the vanilla almond, let me know how this comes out 🙂 YUM!!!!

      Reply

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