Need a quick, healthy, portable snack? Try this Whole 30 Key Lime Pie Bites Recipe! Paleo, gluten-free + SO delicious! They taste just like dessert! This post is sponsored by my friends at Vital Proteins but all opinions are my own. You already know I LOVE their Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen Peptides.
I’m on a bites kick everyone. Watch out. When Tyler saw me making these over the weekend he said “Bites… really? Again??” I just smiled and said “YUP!” I don’t know why it took me so long to get on the bites train, but I’m glad I’m here now. A few weeks ago I tried my hand at the whole energy bite thing with these Whole 30 Chocolate Coconut Bites. They didn’t last very long in our house, so I had to keep making more batches of them. After about the 3rd or 4th batch, it was time to try a different flavor.
Tyler’s favorite dessert ever is Key Lime Pie. He absolutely loves it. I’m a little embarrassed to say that in the almost 7 years we’ve been together, I’ve only made it once! Years ago he had requested it for his birthday, and I made the whole thing from scratch. It took absolutely forever to make. From waiting on the crust, to individually zesting + juicing each lime (I didn’t have this citrus juicer at the time so I was doing it manually), to baking it.. It was probably a four-hour ordeal. Now don’t get me wrong – it was delicious, but it took FOREVER to do.
I always feel bad because Ty is always asking me to make a healthy key lime pie for him, and I just never get around to it. When I wanted to make some bites over the weekend + we had an abundance of limes, I thought.. what if I make a Key Lime Pie Bite? That could be yummy!
I followed the base of the Whole 30 Chocolate Coconut Bites with a few minor tweaks, added in some lime zest/juice and some Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen Peptides for extra protein. The result was the perfect little snack bite that tasted just like dessert! The collagen peptides have real vanilla bean powder in them, which gave a nice flavor to the batter, and I love that it gave them a little protein boost. It’s important to both of us to have high protein snacks. We love adding collagen for the extra protein and nutritional benefits. Keeping us full for longer and packing in hyaluronic acid for gorgeous skin? Talk about a magic snack!
- ½ cup pecans
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 5 dates
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 1½ tablespoon Vital Proteins Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen peptides
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
- extra coconut + lime zest off to the side (optional, for rolling bites in)
- In a food processor or NutriBullet, pulse pecans until they are a smooth, flour like consistency.
- Add remaining ingredients and pulse until thoroughly combined.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch bites
- Optional: Dust the bites in coconut flakes + lime zest
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week
Things we used for this recipe: pecans, hemp seeds, dates, microplane zester, citrus juicer, Vital Proteins Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen Peptides, shredded unsweetened coconut, NutriBullet
Nutrition Info: (Per Bite) 68 Calories, 6g Carbs, 4g Fat, 3g Protein, 3.5g Sugar
These Whole 30 Key Lime Pie Bites are really just the perfect snack. They’re so easy to make, portable, and a great for eating pre-workout. Usually it’s challenging for me to make a big breakfast + eat before I go to workout or teach at 5AM. These are awesome to grab and go as I’m running out the door.
Adding the Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen Peptides to the batter was totally the way to go. You can taste the vanilla bean which gives a little sweetness to the bites, and they definitely keep me fuller because of the added protein. You guys have to try these!
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