Energizing Chocolate-Covered Collagen Bites For Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Johnny Jedi
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If all the perpetual snackers in the room would please raise a hand . . .

That’s me. I’m guilty! I can’t resist bite-size, delicious little snacks – especially if there’s chocolate involved. So I decided I needed a healthy, chocolate-covered, go-to snack recipe in my life.

Enter these yummy energy boosting power bites that will give you all the satisfaction of snacking with none of the guilt!
 

Energy-Boosting Ingredients

The trick to get a powerful energy boost from these protein balls is to pack them with protein from each carefully selected ingredient. The blend I go with has oats, peanut butter, almond butter, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, and, to top it all off, collagen protein powder.
 
Recommended Read for more collagen in your life: 6 Health Benefits of Bone Broth (Hint: Bye Bye Allergies!)
 

Energy Bites Recipe

Makes: About 12 Protein Balls | Difficulty: Easy
 
ingredients
 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Gluten-Free Oats
  • ½ cup Collagen Protein Powder
  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ cup Hemp Seeds
  • ¼ cup Pitted Dates
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Preparation

First, soak your dates in water for 10-15 minutes and set aside your chocolate chips, coconut oil, and shredded coconut.
 
food processor
 
After your dates have soaked, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and shredded coconut to a food processor. Blend in your food processor until you get a thick dough-like consistency.
 
dough
 
Move your dough mixture from your food processor to a mixing bowl (or just take the blade out of your food processor). Pull off bite-size pieces of dough and roll them in your hands to form balls.
 
energy bites
 
Place the protein balls on a plate, and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours or the freezer for about 1 hour.
 
double boiler
 
After letting them cool and harden a bit, create a double boiler by putting a smaller pot inside a larger pot filled with water. Place your shredded coconut in a small bowl. Once the water is boiling, add your chocolate chips and coconut oil to the smaller pot, and stir until smooth and melted.
 
final
 
One at a time, dip your energy bites in the chocolate, then in the shredded coconut, then place them back on the plate. After you’ve dipped each one, return to the fridge or freezer until the chocolate cools and hardens.
 
And voila! Enjoy your energy boost. 🙂
 

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Johnny was born in Rasario, Argentina and moved to the Big Apple when he was a teenager. There he found his three passions: yoga, writing and his pet chinchilla Henry. And yes, you guessed it, Johnny likes Star Wars.

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