Protein Bites! :)

Today the sun is shining through my window, the birds are chirping, and I am pretty sure there is a squirrel running up and down the walls outside, scratching away, and I am rather happy as I have the next two days off from work. Yippee! My little weekend, if you will! :)

I have already written up my 'To Do List' for today and am excited to get started, however, today is more errands and chores, while tomorrow's I think I am going to fill with some making and baking. The past few nights I have enjoyed putting my feet up and pinning away and I just adore some of the creative and yummy ideas that Pinterest offers. Some pins allow my imagination to wander and I look at recipes and think, either, I must make exactly that or it gives me inspiration to experiment and whip up something similar but in my own way! The same goes for décor, often I see something and think about how I can make or do that in my own home with things that are lying round the house, for instance, simply adding a bit of sparkle to a picture frame and making it look new! :) I don't wish to leave the pins as pins, I'm determined to start doing more! :)

Speaking of which, before I get on my merry way and begin those aforementioned errands, I thought I would share a recipe with you that is quick and easy and can be chopped and changed to suit you. It's a recipe I found on Pinterest when I was looking up healthy homemade snacks. I'm always hungry and always nibbling, so I wanted to have something I could go to that would be relatively good for me, and my husband too. This recipe mixes all the things you love but is balanced and really so much better for you than the bars that you get in stores. You know what's going in it and the amount and you can easily make it more of a treat or even more clean! :) Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :)

Protein Bites! :)

What you will need:

1 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth)
1/3 honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of protein powder
1 tsp vanilla

To make them all you have to do is throw everything in a bowl and mix it together! Then roll pieces of the mixture into balls, as big or small as you would like, and refrigerate them for 30 mins. I like to keep them in the fridge in an air tight container to stop them going soggy.

The recipe I looked at did say all natural peanut butter but I found that when I used that one it got a little messier and sloppy. They did come together more in the fridge but weren't as firm as when I used normal peanut butter.

In addition, sometimes I won't add coconut as my husband isn't a huge fan, but you can replace that with diced nuts, diced fruit, anything you like! Same with the chocolate if I want to be extra good, just replace with fruit or nuts! :)

The end result! Be warned, they are rather moreish! Yum! :)
Have a wonderful day and if you have any favourite recipes from Pinterest, please comment below or send them to me via Pinterest. You can find me by following the link on the sidebar!
Love Lulu xx

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