A delicious post workout snack, these Cashew Butter Protein Bites are portable, dairy free, gluten free, and filled with chia seeds, oats and of course, cashew butter.
HI MONDAY, waddup?
I’m trying to think about what I want to talk about, but all I can think about is HGTV. I’ve had it playing in the background for the past 8 hours… no joke. It was ‘Flip or Flop’, which I decided I’m not entirely obsessed with, and now it’s House Hunters, which I AMMMM so obsessed with. I think I’ve seen almost every episode (whispers: embaaaaaarassing).
Anyone else a HGTV watcher? I like it because, as much as I enjoy most of the shows, I can still concentrate on my blog/recipe creations while it’s on in the background. ….unlike ‘Ellen’. I don’t know about where you are, but here in Pittsburgh, ‘Ellen’ is now on at 4 pm. So from 4-5 pm I am entirely unproductive. It’s bad.
Oh! But back to HGTV (sorry if you hate that channel—I just decided that’s what we’re talking about today). Have you ever seen ‘Island Hunters’? It’s sort of the same as House Hunters, except instead of wanting to buy a house, people want to buy their own island.
Can you imagine? I must admit that, although that’s the definition of paradise for some, it’s definitely not my idea of paradise. Some questions I have about owning your own island…
Who’s in charge of the upkeep? Like, if a tree falls on the opposite side of the island, do you have to do something about it or…..?
How do you get to the grocery store?
Is that a barre studio? If so, are there people in it or would I have to teach/take my own classes..
Where do you work?
Do you hate people?
That last question is a real question. So many times on the show, couples will request to be as far away from other islands/neighbors as possible. Like, why?!! I don’t get it.
Wooooo and because I’m on a ramble, I now want to talk about SNACKS. I love snacks and more times than I care to admit, find myself snacking more than eating actual meals. Obviously it depends on my day, but if I’m go-go-go all day long, you better believe I’ll make time for snacks before prepping an extravagant meal. Bites/balls will forever be one of my favorite snack options.
These cashew butter protein bites feature the often neglected cashew butter! I get mine from Trader Joe’s, but I’m pretty positive Giant Eagle sells it too. Or, you can make your own. Whatever you decide, these protein bites are the perfect little post workout snack. They lasted less than 48 hours in my house and I’d like to bet you’ll have the same problem. Though, is making delicious food and then eating it asquicklyaspossible really a problem?! Nah.
- 16 oz (1 jar) cashew butter
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsp honey
- Optional: 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- Combine protein powder, oats and chia seeds together in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine cashew butter and honey.
- Combine all ingredients minus the chocolate chips together into one bowl and stir continuously until everything is mixed together really well.
- If you wish to add in chocolate chips, stir in chocolate chips at this time.
- Form mixture into bite-size balls*
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
**The mixture is a bit sticky, so to make life easier, I recommend rubbing a bit of flour on your hands while forming the bites. Just a tip!
Q: Do you watch HGTV? What is your favorite/least favorite show?