Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites

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Alright. Pinterest isn’t always a win.

My Mom-Mom (Grandma) and I were looking at recipes for delicious energy bites that were full of protein and sustain your hunger. We found a recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites and they looked great.

So we got the ingredients together with high-hopes.

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After mixing everything together and forming the little energy bites, we refrigerated them until after dinner.

Everything seemed great, but danger was looming in the background.

During a game of Skip-Bo, (If you don’t know what that is, I highly recommend looking it up, very, very fun. Especially if you love beating family members by over 600 points.)

Anyways, we were playing the game when we remembered we actually made these things and took them out of the fridge.

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They looked a bit grainy, but we took a bite anyways. They were SO powdery, it felt like we accidentally bit into one of these bad boys. CIwgScAWUAAVMr5

So, if you really want to try out this Pinterest FAIL, be my guest. The information is below from Amy’s Healthy Baking.

(A couple things could’ve gone wrong, like not reading that different types of protein powder could make a difference, so let me know if this works for you.)

xoxo, Alexis

 

Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites  Yields: 28
Amy’s Healthy Baking
These energy bites taste like the classic muffin flavor, but they’re much easier to make and nicer to your waistline too! Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.
  • 3 scoops (90g) PlantFusion vanilla protein powder
  • ½ c (50g) old-fashioned oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 tbsp (9g) poppy seeds
  • ½ tbsp (7g) Truvia
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (about one medium)
  • 6 tbsp (90mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about two medium)
  • 6 tbsp (90mL) water
  1. In a large bowl, combined the protein powder, oats, poppy seeds, Truvia, and lemon zest. Add in the lemon juice and water, stirring until fully incorporated. Shape the mixture into 28 small spheres, and place into a Tupperware container. Seal and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Yeah, I didn’t read this… Notes: This recipe was specifically designed for plant-based protein powders. Most protein powders behave differently, especially when it comes to absorbing moisture. If you substitute a different plant-based protein powder, you may need to add more protein powder if the dough is too wet OR more water (or milk) if the dough is too dry. Do not substitute whey-based protein powder; the bites will not set. For more questions regarding protein powder, see my Protein Powder FAQ Page.

Instant oats (gluten-free, if necessary) may be substituted for the old-fashioned oats. Instant oats are also called “quick-cooking” or “one-minute” oats. Do not substitute steel-cut oats.

Any granulated sweetener may be used instead of Truvia. If using liquid sweetener, add it along with the lemon juice and water instead, and you may need to decrease the water by a similar amount.

For a more prominent lemon taste, add the zest from the second lemon as well.

{gluten-free, vegan, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, low carb, high protein}

 

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