Need a little boost? These little Quinoa Apricot Protein Bites are the perfect nutritious pick me up to satisfy you when those hunger pains hit!When I’m trying to eat healthy it’s important that I keep nutritious treats like this around. When those hunger pains hit I’ve been know to grab junk for a quick fix if there’s nothing healthy readily available. They only took a about 15 minutes to make and they are totally satisfying and filling!
These protein bites are super easy to make. Just place a few ingredients in your blender and mix it up. Then kneed in your Quinoa and dried fruit by hand. You can even substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruits too. Just use this recipe as a guide.
One of my favorite parts about this recipe is the added Quinoa. Even though Quinoa is a grain it is also high in protein. I love using it in its raw form in treats like this. It gives it a nice crunchy texture. It’s a great way to add a little extra protein to your diet.
Quinoa Apricot Protein Bites
- 1 Cup Roasted unsalted almonds or raw almonds
- 7-8 Dates pitted
- 1/4 Cup Quinoa
- 6 Dried apricots chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Water
- Fine natural coconut ,unsweetened (if you can't find the finely grated coconut just process your own by placing in food processor or blender)
- Place almonds in the small serving attachment of your blender or a small food processor. Process until finely grated but before it turns to butter. Add the dates and water and process to mix. Remove to a mixing bowl and mix in the quinoa and apricots by hand. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in the coconut. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
If you’re like me and need to find something fast when those hunger pains hit keep these Quinoa Apricot Protein Bites around for a quick healthy snack so you don’t grab junk!
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Is the quinoa supposed to be cooked ?
Nicole Crocker says
Hi Sarah, No. I used uncooked quinoa. It gives it a nice crunchy texture.
Thank you . I’ll give these a make !
Nicole Crocker says
Your welcome. Hope you enjoy them!