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Macro Friendly Protein Cheesecake Bites – A Healthy Snack

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Our Macro-Friendly Protein Cheesecake Bites are the perfect meal-prepped, bite-sized snack to have on hand. These sweet treats don't require any baking and are a hit with everyone from adults to kids.


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3 Reasons Why You Will Love Our Macro Friendly Protein Cheesecake Bites Recipe

  1. They are high in protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps repair and build muscle, among many other benefits. These Protein Cheesecake Bites are packed with protein, making them the perfect post-workout snack or filling mid-day pick-me-up.
  2. They are low in sugar. Many cheesecake recipes are high in carbs and sugar, making them a not-so-healthy snack option. These Protein Cheesecake Bites are both low in carbs and sugar, making them a healthier alternative that won’t spike your blood sugar levels and leave you feeling “blah”. This simple snack is the perfect option for those who are looking to minimize their added sugar intake, but still want to enjoy sweets.
  3. They are a great meal prep snack. These Protein Cheesecake Bites are so easy to make, can be customized with your favorite ingredients, and can be made in large batches. They are a great versatile snack that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Ingredients

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

How to Make Protein Cheesecake Bites

  1. Step one: Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Step two: Roll into 16 bite-size balls.
  3. Step three: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. That’s it!

Swaps or Alternatives

  • Vanilla protein powder
    • This is the main ingredient for protein, so I do not recommend omitting this ingredient. However, there are a ton of options when it comes to protein powders! You can use whatever brand you prefer. In this recipe, I used Four Sigmatic, which is a plant-based protein powder. Whey, casein, and egg white protein powder are examples of other protein powders that would work just fine too. We highly recommend Clean Simple Eats (code TAMI) or 1st Phorm Level-1 protein powders as well. 
  • Coconut flour
    • This recipe calls for coconut flour, but feel free to experiment with any flour of your liking. Almond flour is usually a great alternative for anyone with a coconut allergy.
  • Cream cheese
    • The main ingredient that helps to give this recipe a cheesecake flavor. If you are following a dairy-free or vegan diet, you can simply swap this with a plant-based or vegan cream cheese.
  • Lemon
    • This ingredient helps bring another burst of flavor to these bites, but it also helps the mixture “stick”. If you don’t have a lemon on hand, you can simply use additional almond milk or water to help balance the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Almond milk
    • Almond milk is what we used to help bring a bit more liquid into the mixture, but any liquid would do just fine. Milk or water works just fine!
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
    • Although this is an optional ingredient, we highly recommend it! It helps to bring a hint of color, flavor, and crunch to these amazing bites!

Quick Tip(s)

  • Don’t forget to soften your cream cheese in advance! If you are using it right out of the refrigerator it will be hard to mix in and will leave you with a different texture of energy bite. To soften cream cheese quickly, simply remove from the packaging, place on a plate, and microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  • This recipe is really easy to double, triple, or quadruple. If you’re looking to meal prep a large amount of these, I highly recommend adjusting the portions. You can keep the extras in the freezer for up to 6 months! 

Macros & Nutrition Information

MacrosNutrition
Calories93
Protein7g
Carbs5g
Fat5g

Macro Friendly Protein Cheesecake Bites

Tami Smith
Our Macro-Balanced Protein Cheesecake Bites are a quick, convenient, and tasty snack to enjoy anywhere, anytime!
5 from 1 vote
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bites
Calories 93 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼-½ cup almond milk (or water)
  • ¼ cup dried strawberries (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon and/or hands, stir to combine. Note: start with ¼ cup almond milk (or water).
  • Take approximately 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll in hands. If the mixture is too dry, add more almond milk or water. If the mixture is too sticky to roll, place in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  • Roll approximately into 16 balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

  • Don’t forget to soften your cream cheese in advance! If you are using it right out of the refrigerator it will be hard to mix in and will leave you with a different texture of energy bite. To soften cream cheese quickly, simply remove from the packaging, place on a plate, and microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  • This recipe is really easy to double, triple, or quadruple. If you’re looking to meal prep a large amount of these, I highly recommend adjusting the portions. You can keep the extras in the freezer for up to 6 months!

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 7gFat: 5g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly, macro friendly snacks
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