You know if I’m posting on a Saturday morning that I a) Clearly didn’t go out last night and b) Must have one awesome recipe to share. These almond butter muesli bites rolled in shredded coconut are the perfect mid-meal snack. I personally don’t really pay attention to the whole pre- and post-workout food, but I’d imagine these would be great fuel for that as well.
If you’re not familiar with muesli, it’s essentially made up of the same ingredients you’d find in granola (oats, dried fruit, nuts, etc.). Muesli, however, packs a healthier punch, as the oats are raw. In granola, the oats are usually toasted…in oil…with added sugar. Womp womp wommmmp. I love granola with almond milk or in my morning acai bowls, but this is one food that isn’t always as healthy as it’s perceived to be, so I like to use it sparingly. Cue the muesli!
For these almond butter bites, I used Super Muesli mix because it contains almonds, coconut and hemp seed (among other delicious things), which compliment the rest of the ingredients perfectly.
Makes 24 bites
- 1 cup Super Muesli by Muesli Fusion
- 3 tbsp hemp protein powder, vanilla flavored (any vanilla protein powder will work; doesn’t have to be hemp)
- ½ cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup shredded coconut (I used sweetened because it’s all they had at the grocery store, but you can use unsweetened to save yourself a little sugar)
- Mix all ingredients together except for the shredded coconut. Dump the shredded coconut in a separate bowl.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out small balls of the mixture (you want them to be about two-bite sized).
- Roll each ball in the coconut, pressing it in so it sticks.
- If your almond butter was at room temperature, the balls may be a little sticky. Place the bites on parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour or pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes. (If the almond butter you used previously refrigerated, the balls should already be firm).
To store, just put in some Tupperware and refrigerate.
serving size = 3 balls
Total Fat: 10g
–Saturated Fat: 2g
Total Carbohydrate: 20g
–Dietary Fiber: 5g
Also, a special note for fellow bloggers: If you have your own delicious recipe using muesli, it could win you a $250 Lululemon gift card or a $50 Whole Foods gift card. (Um, yes please. Anything that can help reduce my weekly $10-million-dollar Whole Foods bill is amazing.) Find out how to enter your recipe in Muesli Fusion’s contest HERE. You have until 5PM today!
Have a great weekend!