CLEAN Protein Bites + Smoothie

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Hello September!!! I am it such disbelief that the summer is almost over!!

Today I want to chat about protein.  UGH- so the most frustrating thing for me is the protein shake and bar market.  I would say about 75% of anything that is marketed to gym-goers is all crap!  Fake ingredient- false claim crap!  When it comes to protein- something that is supposed to be super good for us-aim for high quality sources- look at the ingredients, make sure you are consuming REAL food.   I have actually boycotted protein powder for forever- but I came across ALOHA which actually has legit ingredients like pumpkin seed and hemp seed protein.  Other great sources of protein are nuts and seeds!  Chia, hemp, pumpkin, walnuts, almonds!  All of these go great in smoothies and protein bites.  Because I avoid the protein market all together (aside for ALOHA) I make my own smoothies and protein bites.

Peachy- Vanilla Protein Smoothie (pictured above): 

♥ 1 handful of ice 

♥ 1 packet of ALOHA vanilla protein powder

♥ 1 tbsp of chia seeds

♥ 1 whole peach (fresh or frozen)

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Protein Bites ( make a large batch and freeze them )

♥ 1 cup of fresh dates

♥ 1/2 cup walnuts

♥ 3 tbsp coconut oil

♥ 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder

♥ 1/4 cup hemp hearts 

♥ 3 tbsp chia seeds

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18 Comment

  1. Oh my gosh I could not agree with you more!!! I will definitely have to try Aloha (and make these protein bites). Thanks for the great post!

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you so much Chrissa!!

  2. Margo says: Reply

    I am also not a fan of most protein bars and shakes. I will try this brand out!

  3. These protein bites look delish! My girls love taking things like this in their lunch, will definitely try them out. Thanks for joining the #GoodFriendsFriday linky – our new post is up, I hope you’ll share again!

  4. Sara says: Reply

    These look delicious!! I love healthy snacks.

  5. Debbie says: Reply

    I love dates. They make the best base for raw food. I haven’t tried Aloha protein. I’ve been using Sunwarrior, which I like a lot. I’d like to try Aloha though.

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      I’ve never tried Sunwarrior!! I am going to check that out today– Thank you 🙂

  6. Kelly says: Reply

    These look great! I love how healthy all your recipes are! xo

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you so much!!!

  7. I totally agree with you on the protein products – it’s hard to find clean ones out there that aren’t filled with junk! I LOVE Aloha protein, especially the vanilla one! It makes my banana smoothies taste like banana pie… yum! These bites look delicious, too.

  8. Krysta says: Reply

    This looks so tasty!!!

  9. Johnny says: Reply

    thanks for the tip 🙂

  10. These looks very yummy, I also like your protein bite recipe!
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  11. I love the ingredients you used here! Sounds like a perfect little snack 🙂

  12. I love every ingredient in BOTH of these recipes! Going to make them ASAP!

  13. These sound delish!! Can’t wait to try them. Pinned!!

  14. Jen says: Reply

    Looks like a great alternative to protein bars – thanks for the suggestion and I may just give this a try.

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