3-Ingredient Cantaloupe-Carrot Pre-workout Protein Bites (White beans, Vegan)
White beans make the perfect protein snack – great to support a workout or just a busy day!
They hold a wealth of B vitamins, including B12, as well as iron, potassium, zinc, and of course protein, and fiber. This all contributes to feeling full and energized, shiny hair and healthy skin, a boost to cognitive abilities; and support fighting inflammation and boosting your mood! Beans are certainly a win-win in the nutritional department.
And combined with cantaloupe and carrot, oh my. I have to sit down, the benefits are so mind-boggling.
Cantaloupe is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as potassium and B vitamins. And carrots, sometimes considered the perfection veggie nutritionally, have it all, including beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants and more.
As I have said on my previous protein bite recipes, I choose to use organic canned beans though I’m sure freshly cooked beans would work as well. If you also choose to use canned, be sure to use organic, and to be sure the beans don’t have additional ingredients. And I choose unsalted so I can control the sodium.
I hope you are enjoying my recipes using white beans, they really are such a perfect white palate for nutritious easy recipe.
3-Ingredient Cantaloupe-Carrot Pre-workout Protein Bites
makes 3 cups
- 1 can 15oz/425gms of white beans, organic & precooked (I have used Eden and Whole Foods 365 brand)
- 2 cups cantaloupe chopped (the riper it is, the sweeter your bites)
- 1 cup carrots shredded or diced
- Silicon Molds (I find mine from many places but here is one useful set)
Rinse the white beans, chop both the cantaloupe and carrots. Pop the beans and canteloupe in a high-speed blender.
Blend beans and cantaloupe until creamy. If your blend screams "cavitation!", you might have to add a few tablepoons of water.
Next, add the carrots and blend until creamy.
Pour into molds or mini cupcakes papers, freeze for a few hours or overnight. Keep frozen until ready to eat, and ours lasted at least 3 days. And the possibilities are endless with this recipe, right? We are planning on trying many other fruit/veggie combos in the future!
Like working with white beans? Here are three other recipes that use them:
- –2-ingredient Strawberry Protein Preworkout Bites
- –White Bean Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- –3-Ingredient Chocolate Protein Bites
Enjoy your workout and day!