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Coconut, Pineapple, Macadamia Nut Protein Bites

These energy bites taste like a Pina Colada on a Beach Somewhere! They are super easy to just pop in your mouth throughout the day or during a long road trip somewhere. Without ever cheating on your diet!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup toasted coconut (divided)
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup dried pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I used arbonne in this recipe)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp honey (or agave)

Directions:

  • Combine ¾ cup of coconut and macadamia nuts into a medium bowl.
  • Combine the dried pineapple and water into a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and allow to cool enough to handle.
  • Add the reconstituted pineapple to a food processor and pulse into a paste.
  • Add the pineapple paste to the coconut and macadamia nuts along with the protein powder, vanilla and honey.
  • Mix to combine. The consistency should be sticky and form a ball.
  • Roll 1 inch balls of this mixture and then coat with the remaining ¼ cup of coconut. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few minutes. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Makes approximately 12 – 15 bites
    • Can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week.

See you in the Kitchen!

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