Appetizers & Snacks

Protein Powder Seed & Apricot Treats

Supercharge your workouts—or just enjoy a very-low-carb/high-protein snack—with these delicious protein-packed treats.

When it comes to what we eat, it’s best not to overlook protein. Most active people require about 1.5 grams of protein for every kilogram they weigh (that’s 89 grams for a 130-pound person). Protein helps build lean body mass (aka muscle) and keeps you feeling satiated to stamp out overeating, and protein powder is an easy and convenient way to help make sure you get what you need. But most people think of whey, soy, and plant-based protein powders as something to blend into smoothies, chug down after a workout, or throw together for quick breakfast. And while protein powders are perfect for that, there are so many other ways to use them in the kitchen. As these tasty, protein-powder-packed treats prove.Tattle Plant Protein Powders

Tattle Plant Protein Blend Chocolate and Vanilla Cold Brew

Protein Powder Seed & Apricot Treats

Servings
Makes 30 treats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 2/3 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 packet protein powder (We like Tattle Plant Protein Blend in Chocolate or Vanilla Cold Brew)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame tahini or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried apricots

Preparation

In food processor fitted with steel blade, process sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, protein powder, and salt until finely ground.

Add tahini and honey, and process 15–20 seconds to combine. Add apricots, and pulse 8–10 times to incorporate. Mixture should hold together when pinched with fingers.

Roll mixture into 30 balls about 1 inch in diameter. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 treat
  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate Content 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 25 mg
  • Sugar Content I 4 g