Paleo Protein Cups
Gluten Free - Grain Free - Paleo - Egg Free
I'm sure I'm not the only one who keeps a fork in her purse. Strange, I know, but let's not be too judgmental here. I keep it in my purse for two reasons; one, the wonderful world of synchronized swimming requires tapping choreography to counts and music, hence the fork, which proves as a useful count keeper. (How else will they hear it underwater!) Two, I keep it handy since I'm always hungry and on the go.
Since I prepare all my meals to take with me for the day there are never any plastic take out forks to devour my lunch with. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty awkward for some people when I pull a fork out of my bag to eat lunch or dinner, but when you're on the go all the time you gotta do what you gotta do. Everyone who eats their dinner in their car knows exactly what I'm talking about.
Although these little protein cups aren't a full meal replacement, they sure help keep you full. My paleo protein cups are filled with delicious and healthy fats and proteins to keep you satisfied and full. Each cup contains 11g of clean, grass fed protein. They also do a wonderful job of curving cravings for sweets.
So for all of you who keep forks in your car and purse, these protein cups are for you. Whip up a batch of these paleo protein cups and keep a few in a tupperware in the fridge, stash a couple at work and pack one for your car-dinner dessert. Keep busy and eat well!
Paleo Protein Cups
Makes 6-8 protein cups
- 4 tbs organic coconut manna (coconut butter)
- 2 tbs organic virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbs organic cashew or almond butter
- 2 tbs grass-fed collagen (I use Vital Proteins)
- 2 tbs grass fed whey, vanilla flavour (I use Original New Zealand Whey)
- 1 tbs coconut sap
- 1 tbs raw cacao (optional)
- 6 hazelnuts (optional)
- cacao nibs for sprinkling
Prepare a mini muffin pan by lining 6 - 8 holes with mini muffin liners.
Place coconut butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pot of hot water (bain marie style)
Once the coconut butter is liquified, add in nut butter, coconut oil and whey, stirring until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more coconut oil. If too runny, add more nut butter, coconut butter or whey.
Sprinkle in collagen, ensuring that there are no chunkies.
Distribute evenly amongst your mini muffin cups. Place 1 hazelnut in the centre of each cup, pressing down to the bottom. Sprinkle cacao nibs on top if using and place in fridge to set.
Paleo protein cups can be stored in the fridge or on the counter, although the latter will produce a slightly softer product.