Protein Chia Power Bites and Day #4 of the Spring into Running Giveaway week!

I’ve been making these tasty treats by the batches!!  They are so good!  Hope you enjoy them!  I know many of you have been asking for this recipe, so here it is!powerbites

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Protein Chia Power Bites
Laura: 
Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
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Serves: 6-8
 
A great pre-workout snack or post-run fuel!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini-muffin pan.
  2. Combine almond meal, coconut flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt & baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon batter into mini-muffin pan and bake for about 15 minutes until tops start to turn golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
If you don't have a mini muffin pan then you can scoop the bites onto a cookie sheet.

To make these a little more fun for Sara, I add some sprinkles into the mix!  Everything is a little better with some rainbow sprinkles!  My favorite way to eat these power bites is like this!

Two little bites in popped into the microwave for 10 seconds and then a dollop of greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon!

Two little bites in popped into the microwave for 10 seconds and then a dollop of greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon!

I store them in the fridge and they are typically gone in a matter of days.  The Hubs has been known to eat 4 or 5 in one sitting.

Now onto today’s giveaway!  It’s a really good one!!!  A few weeks ago I got some great stuff from the folks over at Vitacost!

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I’ve been using everything!  First of all, I’m a huge fan of coconut oil.  Not just for cooking, and baking but it’s truly helped me this winter deal with my horrible dry hands.  The face cream they sent me I’ve been putting on after my runs!  Great stuff.  Do you know about Vitacost?  They have EVERYTHING!  I just put in a big order last week for coconut flour and coconut sugar along with vitamins for the Hubs and some other food products!!  They have great deals and often it’s cheaper then buying it at Whole Foods!  Vitacost has offered me the chance to give all of you $10 off your order of $30 or more!  That’s a huge savings!  They also have regular sales and other deals going on too!

   Simply click on the Healthy Brand Ambassador image on the side bar and you will automatically get $10 off your first order of $3o or more!

Additionally, Vitacost is offering one reader a $50 gift certificate valid for anything on their site!!  How sweet is that!!  There are plenty of things you can buy for $50!!  Now that’s an awesome giveaway that anyone can use!

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Don’t forget that you can find all the great giveaways going on this week over here.  I’m also looking for my ENERGYbits and The Goodbean Company winners!  You have till FRIDAY, then I am picking new winners.

Hope you are all enjoying the giveaways that I have been doing to celebrate the start of Spring.  It’s just too bad that it still feels like winter over here!

Disclosure: I received these products  from Vitacost.com.   It was my decision to do this review for them and all opinions expressed are on my own. 

 

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44 Responses to Protein Chia Power Bites and Day #4 of the Spring into Running Giveaway week!

  1. Meaghan Kuczarski says:

    There are so many things I want to try from vitacost. Coconut oil is on the top of my list. I have uses for it in and out of the kitchen!

  2. Lauren fernan says:

    Thanks for the Vitacost deal! My coconut oil just ran out!

  3. What a great giveaway! I would love to get some more coconut flour, along with many other things.
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  4. Wendy M says:

    I love Vitacost! It would be so great to win the g.c.!

  5. Definitely need some coconut oil!!
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  6. Renata says:

    I love nut butters so I’d probably pick up some almond butter!

  7. Those power bites look great! I would love to get some coconut flour so I could make them!
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  8. Jordan D says:

    There are so many things I’d love to buy from Vitacost…I’d definitely buy some PB2, coconut flour, and About Time protein powder with that $50 gift card! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  9. Raymond says:

    The PB28 Spread and some honey would be tasty!

  10. The Power Bites look awesome! The perfect pre-workout fuel, or afternoon snack. Nice!
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  11. THis recipe looks great! You’re you’re really getting good at this.
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  12. Coconut flour, chia seeds, the list is endless.
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  13. Jennifer says:

    Oh!!! So many choices….I would get vitamins….all-natural health products….coconut oil….everything! 🙂

  14. Shannon W says:

    After reading the recipe this morning I stopped on my way home to grab the ingredients I didn’t already have, came home and made them and they are so delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
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  15. Shannon W says:

    I love coconut oil and use it for some many things…I would order that from Vitacost and so much more!!
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  16. emily n says:

    coconut oil for sure!
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  17. If I won I would buy protein bars because I love having some around for a snack on the go.

  18. Nicole says:

    I *heart* Vitacost! I’d like to buy more almond flour.
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  19. Dyanna says:

    I’ve gotta try those bites!! I’m working on nailing down a good pre- swim fuel and those look perfect. I just bought coconut oil from vitacost! (like literally 5 minutes ago) I heard it can do great things for your hair too!!

  20. Carson says:

    I love trying out new beauty products, so I would definitely shop around in that section.
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  21. Steph Couponsx says:

    I’d love to get some protein bars, i just ran out of mine!

  22. Gina says:

    Definitely would love to buy the coconut oil!
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  23. Georgiana says:

    I’d get some KIND bars and coconut oil!

  24. Ashley says:

    This is such a great giveaway! I would use it to buy protein powder… I think… maybe some other stuff, too 🙂

  25. Theresa J says:

    I would get the MRM protein powder

  26. Lisa Jones says:

    I would like to get some chia seeds as I haven’t tried them yet. Those bites look yummy!

  27. Jen says:

    This recipes sounds great 🙂 I was just thnking I needed to buy more coconut flour from vitacost.
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  28. Amy says:

    I would get the coconut flour and protein powder

  29. Sarah H says:

    I would LOVE to try some of the protein bars!

  30. Protein bars for my desk at work!
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  31. Nori S says:

    I could get some coconut oil and some B12 supplements.

  32. jennifer says:

    Absolutely LOVE Vitacost!! I would stock up on some coconut creme Larabars, or coconut aminos. Awesome!
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  33. Ali says:

    I’d get a whole lotta PB2! Love that stuff!
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  34. ashley says:

    pb2!

  35. Leslie says:

    Oooh!! I’d love to try vitacost!!!
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  36. Protein! I LOVE Vitacost!!!
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  37. Vicki S says:

    I’d get the Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA — 90 Vegan Softels because I know I need omega 3s and DHA is the most bioavailable form (but I don’t want fish oil!)

  38. Laurel C says:

    I need new protein powder and fish oil, so I’d use it for that!!

  39. Carrie H. says:

    protein powder please!!!
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  40. Sandra Goldstein says:

    Hi Laura, I can’t believe I have never heard about your Protein Chia Power bites before! Wow! These look so great. I can’t wait to make these! I think it’s a great idea to add protein powder to them. I often add protein powder to my baked goods so I can use them later as a post workout snack. I have a soft spot for any bars or bites as they are so quick and easy and delicious at the same time. What can I say I like being effective in the kitchen.

    For how long do you think I can safely store them? Would you keep them in air tight container? Or would they get easily too chewy this way?

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