These Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They offer plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to keep you fuller for longer. Plus, they're totally delish!
I love snack foods almost more than meals. So I often look for ways to incorporate said snacks into meals—which is how I got to thinking up these delicious Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites! I can pair a couple with a banana or peach for breakfast or have one for a snack.
For just 180 calories, each bite offers 6 grams protein, as well as 5 grams fiber due to the almond butter, pistachios, and chia seeds. Each bite contains 13 grams fat, but almost all of that is the heart-healthy poly- and monounsaturated varieties.
You'll see that the directions call for letting these harden in the fridge or freezer. I personally like them a little frozen (they don't get completely hard, just firmer), but I'll leave that choice up to you!
In a medium bowl, mix oats, almond butter, chia seeds, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, pistachios, and vanilla extract with a spoon until well combined. Roll into balls with hands, then place on parchment paper in an air-tight container. Dust with remaining cocoa powder. Refrigerate or freeze for a few hours or overnight. Serves 14.
Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 180 Fat: 13 g Sat fat: 1.5 g Pro: 6 g Carbs: 12 g Sugar: 2 g Fiber: 5 g Chol: 0 g Sod: 40 g
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