Snacks. We all need some good snacks to keep us fueled. One of my favorites? Healthy Bites.
These little bite-size delights are the creation of my friend Lindsay, one of the kindest, sweetest and most supportive people I’ve met. We had a chance to hang out at Blend a few years ago and again when I was visiting Austin in the Fall. I’m so happy to have her here today.
Hi there Love life Surf Friends! My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch. So happy Christine is letting me share her space today. I love that about her, so generous! But I also want to wish her a speedy surgery recovery. So Christine, heal fast, we miss you!
Anyway, about me. I’m a pro triathlete’s “sherpa wife.” I make the fuel, and the refuel, and everything in between! Let’s just say I’m happy to be your guide to nutritious gluten free eating!
But the other main reason I blog is support others (and my husband) in pursuing their health and fitness goals!
I’d say my best support comes through fueling, especially with easy gluten free recipes/food!
Let’s talks about the food now, shall we?
Let me tell you all about them!
Healthy Bites are my take on functional gluten-free, bite-sized “ball” snacks. Each bite is made with natural, gluten-free and mostly organic ingredients.
What started off as a real food and gluten-free snack option, to help with my personal health and my husband’s training, has now turned into my own little business. I am passionate about it and want to share these bites with others…kids, athletes, on the go mom’s, food allergy folks, and more! My mission is to make gluten free and process free food that actually tastes really good.
Sheesh, do I sound like a Corny Cotter or what? Haha.
Anyway, today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite flavors of Healthy Bites, and it’s actually a sneak peak of a Healthy Bites recipe from my ebook! It’s got all kinds of goodness in it, plus it’s grain free and I made it nut-free for Christine!
It’s perfect for post-workout, snacking, or just breakfast on the go!! And I’ve got tons more recipes in my Healthy Bites Ebooks, just sayin!
Java Chocolate Chip Healthy Bites Recipe
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I love using Enjoy Life Brand because it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free)
- ¼ cup coffee beans (I keep whole but you can crush them if desired)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour (you can use peanut flour or almond meal too if you don’t have a nut allergy)
- 1/3-1/2 cup chocolate sunflower seed butter
- 6-8 tbsp Protein Powder (chocolate)
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup.
- 1/2 tsp Butter Extract. (helps make them creamy tasting)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or NuNaturals Stevia.
- Optional: I also like to use NuNaturals Cocoa Bean extract when I make the chocolate version. And coat with cocoa powder.
Directions: In large bowl, add in all your dry ingredients. Then mix in your nut butter, extracts, and last the honey. Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. If you have any crushed coffee beans left, you can also roll the bites in some of those. Makes about18-20 balls. Feel free to roll into larger bites, or smaller to make more. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
Nutritional Value: Each bite contains approximately 45-50 Calories and around 2-3 g Protein.
Well folks, that’s all I got for now. I hope you get to make this Healthy Bites Recipe. If so, please let me know how they turn out.
Thanks for letting me share my passion here today Christine! You are one amazing woman, I think we can all agree on that! 😉
LC (aka Sherpa Wife)