Vanilla Orange Energy Bites: Protein on the Go

Vanilla Orange Energy Bites: Protein on the Go

Oct 17th 2019

When building your healthy regimen, adding the right protein powder is a great way to get a clean & reliable source of this macronutrient. New Chapter’s Plant Protein+ powders are organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and deliver a whopping 20 grams of plant protein per serving. Plant Protein+ is formulated with whole-food seeds including chia, flax, hemp, and pumpkin, plus a blend of protein-rich brown rice and mung bean for the right balance of amino acids that build complete (and completely vegan) protein for your body to use. It also has clinically studied digestive enzymes for better absorption—no more protein bloat!

And as a bonus, protein powder is super versatile. Shake it up with almond milk for a quick and delicious protein hit. Or blend up your favorite juices, fruits, and greens for a yummy smoothie. But don’t stop there! New Chapter’s test kitchen has been busy trying out other ways to use protein powder. We love this recipe for Vanilla Orange Energy Bites. They’re a simple make-ahead treat that tastes indulgent while helping to fulfill your protein needs. Take them to work or to the gym, or keep a stash at home for hunger emergencies. They’re easy, too!

Recipe Instructions

  1. Add to food processor 1 cup organic rolled oats, 1 scoop Plant Protein+ Fuel & Replenish™ (vanilla flavor), and 1 cup nut butter. Pulse the blender for 10-20 seconds.
  2. Add 1 T maple syrup, 2 tsp chopped orange zest, 2 T unsweetened coconut flakes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  3. Blend thoroughly in food processor. Form into balls. Store in a sealed container, then grab and go.

Makes 24 energy bites.

What’s your favorite way to use protein powder?