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Espresso Hemp Protein Bites

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What’s better than homemade protein bites as a snack? These Espresso Hemp Protein Bites are perfect for busy days, and they’re gluten free, vegan, and peanut free!

Disclosure: this protein bites post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill and Fit Approach
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What’s better for a snack than homemade protein bites? Not much! Bites are a quick, healthy, and portable snack that is more affordable than buying protein bars. There aren’t too many protein bars out there that I can have due to my allergies, so when I need some quick protein options I always try to mix up some bites.

If you’re busy this summer like we have been, than making sure you get enough lean protein during the day can be a challenge, especially if you have food allergies or are on a special diet.

If you have busy weekdays, it helps to plan ahead and make some protein-packed foods ahead when you have some free time. These Espresso Hemp Protein Bites not only are super quick to make, but they are also easy to take anywhere.

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The 4 new varieties of Bob’s Red Mill vegan protein powders are all plant-based and…

  • Gluten-free
  • Good source of omega-3
  • Good source of iron
  • High in protein
  • High in fiber
  • Low in sugar
  • Boosted with probiotics
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The 4 protein powders that were sent to me have a pea protein base and all natural flavors, so people with allergies can enjoy them.

Since I have multiple food sensitivities and I’m eating mostly low-FODMAP, Bob’s Red Mill sent me a pack of Hemp Protein Powder that I could have, too. This protein is natural, packed with fiber, and great for recipes like my Espresso Hemp Protein Bites!

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These Espresso Hemp Protein Bites have some of my favorite things: coffee and protein! They have a good blend of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, so they make great post-workout fuel or a healthy anytime snack. I used white chia seeds in this recipe, but you can use either white of black chia seeds.

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Since I don’t have caffeine anymore, I used decaf instant coffee in this recipe. But if you want a little caffeine boost in your bites, try using regular instant coffee. Find a good instant coffee that isn’t overly bitter for this recipe. We used one of our favorite organic instant coffee brands to get the best taste.

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Espresso Hemp Protein Bites

Gluten-free, vegan, high fiber, high protein; Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, cane sugar, sesame
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: espresso protein balls, gluten free protein balls, hemp protein bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bites
Calories: 68kcal



  • In a medium bowl, stir together the hemp protein, oats, salt, chia seeds, and instant coffee
  • Stir in the SunButter, maple syrup, coffee (or rice milk), and stevia drops. Adjust the amount of stevia drops to suit your taste
  • Mix all ingredients together to form a soft dough. If the dough feels dry after mixing, add 1 Tablespoon brewed coffee or rice milk
  • Roll dough into balls about 1-inch in size
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge
  • Enjoy!


*The salt in this recipe helps to balance out any bitterness from the coffee or hemp protein Nutrients per bite: 65 calories, 2.7 g fat, 7.5 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g fiber, 3.6 g sugars, 3.6 g protein


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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36 thoughts on “Espresso Hemp Protein Bites”

  1. I would prefer the protein and fiber version, but would love any of those presented other than Chai which I don’t particularly care for. I was a bit disappointed in the recipe shown above because I do not eat GRAINS. However, I do love seeing different ways to use the wonderful Hemp Protein or Hearts.

  2. I would love the chocolate one. I always buy vanilla protein powders to add to my fruit/veggie smoothies but I would love to try chocolate ones. maybe flax milk, avocado and the protein powder. Yum!

  3. I love chocolate, but vanilla is often more versatile because the flavor can be combined with more flavors that chocolate. I love your protein bites, but I’m not a big fan of coffee flavored anything. Do you have another suggestion for flavoring the protein bites?

    • Hi Patty! If you don’t like the flavor of coffee, you can just omit the instant coffee in this recipe and leave it as-is (it will still taste good!) or replace 1 Tablespoon protein powder with 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder if you want chocolate flavored bites instead 🙂

  4. Vanilla is my favorite flavor or protein powder in general, but I think I would like to try the protein with the fiber boost in it. I can always use more fiber! These protein bites sound really delicious, but I would definitely add the caffeine to mine, haha.


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