Recovery just got delicious with these sweet and creamy key lime pie bites! Fitness enthusiasts know good recovery after a hard sweat session involves balance between protein and carbohydrates. If you’re looking for creative ways to use your protein powder, whip up these zesty bites—they deliver roughly 8 grams of protein and 21 grams of carbs in under 200 calories.
Key Lime Pie “Recovery” Bites
For the crust:
- 5 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup raw walnuts
- 1/3 cup raw oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
For the filling:
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 scoop Gold Standard 100% Whey, Key Lime Pie
- 1 teaspoon honey
Place cupcake liners into a 6-count cupcake tin. Set aside.
Add the dates, walnuts and oats to a food processor and process until well combined and looks like coarse sand. It should feel sticky between your fingers. Once ready, place about a ping pong ball size of crust mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner and flatten out with your fingers so it covers the bottom like a crust (it should be well packed). Set aside.
In a small bowl, add the softened cream cheese, yogurt, protein powder, lime juice and honey. Mix well with a whisk until smooth.
Scoop out the filling and place evenly into each cupcake tin. Place tin in the freezer for an hour or until ready to eat, allowing 5 minutes to thaw. Store leftover tarts in the freezer.
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 tart
Per serving: Calories: 161; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 13mg; Sodium: 33mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 8g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 193mg; Iron: 3%; Vitamin A: 2%; Vitamin C: 3%; Calcium: 4%