I promised you on Monday I’d have a recipe for you today! I whipped up these Vanilla Maca Bites so you’d have something to do with the cashew pulp you have sitting around after you’ve made your cashew milk. So don’t throw it out!
Cashew Milk Pulp
After you strain the cashew milk, you will have a bit of cashew pulp in your nut milk bag. (This is the nut milk bag I use and I love it. And bonus, you can use the code “crunchykat” for 10% off!)
I used about a cup of cashews in my Homemade Cashew Milk and I had a quarter cup of cashew pulp. If you’re not going to use the pulp right away, you can put it in an airtight container in the fridge. Or you can whip up these bites right away!
Vanilla Maca Bites
I wanted to create a recipe that used the cashew pulp and also contained some protein. I’ve been trying out a few different protein powders lately. In this recipe, I used the Nutiva Vanilla Plant Protein but you could use any vanilla protein powder.
Full disclosure, I did receive the Nutiva protein powder as a gift from Nutiva but I already loved it before they sent some to me. I like it because it’s plant-based and does not use stevia. They also have a chocolate version which is tasty!
My goal was to create a cheesecake-like bite using healthy ingredients. I’d love for you to try them and let me know what you think!
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Nutiva)
- 3 pitted dates
- 1/4 cup cashew pulp
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons coconut butter
- pinch of salt, if necessary
- 1 tablespoon cashew milk, if necessary
- coconut flakes for rolling
- Add protein powder, dates, and cashew pulp to a food processor and pulse until combined.
- Add maca, cinnamon, and coconut butter to mixture and pulse again until combined.
- Taste and add salt as necessary.
- If the mixture is too clumpy, add cashew milk as necessary. I found 1 tablespoon to be the perfect amount.
- Roll in coconut flakes if you'd prefer.
- You may have to play around with the ratios depending on what flavors you like.
- If you like maca and cinnamon, these ratios should be perfect.
- If you want to leave the maca out, do it! If you want to leave the cinnamon out, do it! These are very adaptable.
- I rolled these bites in coconut the second time I made them, but not the first. You can do it either way!