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Chocolate Protein Bites

Confession Time

I am a recovering sugar addict. For years I hid candy in my desk, in the cabinets, in the broccoli bag in the freezer.

 

I remember the exact moment I knew I was an addict.

 

We were stationed in Germany. I was following the 21 Day Fix workouts and meal plan and knew I needed to nix the sugar in my diet to make true changes. After a few days in, I was jonesing (is this a real word?) for some sugar. And I mean something bad.

I was searching hunting through my cabinets, my freezer, my bags, my jacket pockets, and the kids’ rooms like a crazy mom on an expedition for just one bite, just one piece, just one “hit”. No, I’m not exaggerating.

I remember standing in my kitchen when this thought hit me. I am a sugar addict.

How did I kick the sugar habit?

I kicked the sugar habit cold turkey.  The first few days of detox were rough.  Headaches, compulsive thoughts about candy, irritability, and brain-fog were just a few of these symptoms.  I know this is a real thing.  I’ve spoken with so many women who’ve gone through this very process.

I still love chocolate.  However, I know that one bite of sugar: cake, candy, licking the bottom of a brownie bowl (you know you’ve done this too) pushes me into a place that causes me to spiral out of control very quickly.

I have to guard myself very closely.  It’s actually easier to for me to “just say no” than to say, “Just one bite.”  One bite leads to tears, anger, frustration, and massive headaches that lead for days.  Sister, I’ll pass on those.

I’ll continue to run a HEBREWS 12 race by eliminating all that hinders and throwing off the sin that entangles.  Sugar, my dear friend, is the one area I struggle to master.

I added to my TOP TEN DAILY GOALS {on one of the blank lines} the words: NO SWEETS to help me track this habit.

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A Simple Solution

I decided if I were going to eliminate sweets, I needed a replacement.  Although I drink *Shakeology daily because it’s plant-based vitamins and real food, I know there are times that I want a “treat” after school or after dinner.  This is why I created these little chocolate bites to keep in my freezer for these very occasions!

A lot of creating new habits and self-control is changing just a few small things with the routines that we already have.  For me, this looked like: eliminate candy stashes and have something delicious on hand that will supplement the times I want a “treat”.

So, dear Giant Slayer, I want to share with you these delicious little bites.  By the way, my children love to help make and eat these “treats” as well!

THE RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop *Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • Add-in of your choice {see below}

Add-Ins | Optional

Choose ONE of the following add-ins to make this your go-to treat.  Add these in BEFORE you blend.  A little goes a LONG way!

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or powered PB
  • 1/4 cup cold coffee
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender.  I use *THIS NINJA BLENDER because it allows me to make single, double, or triple batches of this!
  • Once blended, I pour the “batter” into fun *silicone trays and place into the freezer for a few hours.
  • My favorite tray is this HEART one, but my children love the FISHES {see the pic below}
  • After frozen, I will “pop” these out and place them in bags or containers to keep in my freezer to use for after-school snacks for my children or for after dinner when my sugar cravings can hit.

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Toppings | Garnish

Although these chocolate protein bites can be eaten by themselves, I love to garnish them.  It truly makes this feel like a special dessert or treat. Depending upon the mixture I use when creating the “batter”, I will vary the toppings.  The best part about all of this?  It never gets boring and I never feel guilty for these kinds of treats.  A few of my favorite toppings are:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Toasted Peanuts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Sea Salt
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Adding fresh strawberries to these chocolate bites makes it truly feel like a treat!

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Let’s Connect

Friend, I would love to hear how this recipe goes for your family!  Leave a comment below, tag me on social media!  And, of course, click the share button and let others know how much you loved this!

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Blessings from my kitchen to yours,

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Stephanie

Daughter of the King.
Veteran's Wife. Mother of Three Blessings.
Lover of Lemons, Salad, Coffee & the Simple Life
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  1. […] know there are nights I want to “treat” myself.  So, I planned and prepared these chocolate protein bites so that I would not forage the cabinets and derail my […]

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