Nut Butter Bites!! YUM!!
Here in Dr. Kyia’s kitchen, I am ALWAYS testing out new recipes, especially for trickier things like gluten-free, sugar-free desserts. When you’ve been used to working with all-purpose or whole wheat flour and sugar, switching to gluten-free blends and using natural sweeteners takes some practice. I’m fast working on a second cookbook that will have even MORE yummy recipes that you can try that are already tested and approved! My major pre-requisite is that it tastes SOO good you think you’re cheating!!
Now, this has been one of my go-to snacks. A couple of these will keep my energy high for hours without cravings. It’s full of healthy fats, protein, and of course…chocolate!! It also has maca powder, which is an adaptogen so it helps your adrenals, stress, and your hormones. I’ve played with this and also added turmeric to help heal any inflammation and keep your brain healthy. You can mix in other additions to make it even more powerful “superfood.” It’s easy to make, I usually eyeball the amount by how many bites I want. They last in the fridge…if they last at all :-).
Dr.Kyia’s Nut Butter Bites
1 cup of Almond Butter
2 scoops of Pure Paleo Protein Powder (or your favorite protein powder)
1 tsp of Maca Powder
2 TBSP of Virgin Coconut Oil
1 TBSP of honey (you can adjust this as you need)
1 tsp turmeric powder
Sprinkle of sea salt
1/4 cup of sugar-free dark chocolate chips (the ones I get can be found in Walmart…and they are delish in recipes)
**Other potential additions: bee pollen, chopped nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, fiber powder
Stir your almond butter, coconut oil, and honey in together until smooth.
Add in all of your powders and mix thoroughly. Check the flavor to see how you are doing with sweetness before adding in your chocolate chips.
Add in your chocolate chips and stir
Depending on the texture, you can either make them into balls immediately, or you may have to refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes to harden a little. What I do is scoop them onto a parchment paper lined sheet pan and then refrigerate them.
**Comment below and let me know how your batch turned out! I’m enjoying one of these babies right now! Yum!!