Vega Sport Mocha Protein Bites

By Robin Runner on June 8, 2013 , categorized in Endurance, Plant-based Nutrition, Strength + Conditioning

Serves 14 | 15 Minute Prep Time

By Vega Blogger Robin. Originally posted on her blog, Knead to Cook

Bites, balls, nuggets—whatever your preferred terminology we love to bite into a protein-rich treat. Adapted from Robin from Knead to Cook’s Chocolate Espresso Protein Balls, these Mocha Protein Balls are our new post workout treat. Want a fun twist to serve these to friends? Pair with organic strawberries for a protein bite skewer! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 2 Tbsp Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 10 vegan dark chocolate covered espresso beans, chopped
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients together (I used my stand mixer) in a bowl and then refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  2. Remove and make into balls, with a small scooper or your hands.
  3. Place  in an airtight container to refrigerate. Will last 5-7 days but most likely they will be long gone before that!

Robin Runner

Robin Runner is a freelance developer and contributor to Vega’s Recipe Center. Robin is the author, recipe developer, fitness enthusiast, and photographer behind the blog Knead to Cook. Knead to Cook documents Robin’s journey from carnivore to plant-based vegan. As a wife and active mother of two active teenage daughters, Robin is well-versed in creating easy, flavorful recipes to accommodate everyone. Whether you’re a lover of meat and potatoes, or strictly vegan and gluten-free, Robin’s non-threatening recipes and captivating photography will appeal to all tastes! When she’s not in the kitchen, Robin is also a world-traveler, avid reader, marathon runner, and cyclist.

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