Since adapting to low carb/laid back keto lifestyle, I have been snacking on low carb protein bars a lot for sugar cravings. However, it is tough to find a healthy brand that is low in carb and it gets boring eating the same thing everyday!! I do love low carb elevation bars from Aldi – 2 g of carbs and yummy deliciousness. Also, I love kirkland protein bars from costco, because they have ton of fiber/protein and are low-carb.
Now that I have been making my own low carb snacks, I am trying to find new ways to make low carb protein bites. It is incredibly easy to make these tasty little snack bites. you just dump all the ingredients into a bowel, stir to combine, then form into balls. it couldn’t be any easier!
I love no bake treats because they are so quick to prepare. Just try not to eat too many because there are 3 g net carbs for 3 bites (one serving). These little treats came out looking very cute. I would even make them up to serve on a cookie tray over the holidays. That way, you can offer guests a healthier option to the cookies.
You can use any whey protein powder, I used vanilla flavor. I love cytosport whey protein powder from costco! its my favorite. Make sure you dont do too much protein in your diet if you are following low carb, because if you over do it, it turns into sugar. If you end up using unflavored protein powder, you can use any flavor extract. I added coconut to these because it is one of my favorite flavors/topping. You could use peanut butter or any other nuts that you like also. yum!!
1/2 cup almond flour (i used blue diamond almond flour)
2 tbsp coconut flakes
1 scoop 100% whey vanilla protein powder (cytosport)
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice or 1 tsp of lemon zest
pinch of salt
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well together. Sprinkle some water if you are having hard time forming balls. I did not want to use any added sugar /honey or extra fat – so sprinkles of water works and you will be able to form the dough into small ball/bites. You should have enough mixture to create 12 balls. After you make the 12 balls – roll them in some extra shredded coconut to give them a nice finished look.
Place on a plate, cover with a foil and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior eating.. they are yummy deliciousness! Keep refrigerated and enjoy as required.
If you are not fan of lemons, why not try them with oranges instead. They would be good too!
This recipe will help you stay on track with your healthy eating habits and curve the chocolate/sugar cravings. I grab these when I crave something sweet! what do you do? what is your favorite healthy sweet snack??
This recipe makes 4 servings
3 protein bites per serving /Calories per serving – 195/ Fat 16.4/ Net carbs 3g / Protein 10g