Hi there Zen Friends! My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch. So happy Emily is letting me share her space today. I love that about her, so generous!

Anyway, about me. I’m a pro triathlete’s “sherpa wife.” I make the fuel, and the refuel, and everything in between! Let’s just say I’m happy to be your guide to nutritious gluten free eating!


But the other main reason I blog is supporting others (and my husband) in pursuing their health and fitness goals!

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I’d say my best support comes through fueling, especially with easy gluten free recipes/food!

Let’s talks about the food now, shall we?

You see, In an effort to help James (aka the Kiwi Cotter) fuel properly for pre and post workout, I started making him healthy bites. What are healthy Bites? Glad you asked.

Healthy Bites are my take on functional gluten free bite sized “ball” snacks. Each bite is made with natural, gluten-free and mostly organic ingredients.

What started off as a real food and gluten free snack option, to help with my personal health and my husband’s training, has now turned into my own little business. I am passionate about it and want to share these bites with others…kids, athletes, on the go mom’s, food allergy folks, and more! My mission is to make gluten free and process free food that actually tastes really good.

Sheesh, do I sound like a Corny Cotter or what? Haha.


Anyway, today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite flavors of Healthy Bites. It’s got all kinds of goodness in it, plus it’s grain free!

Perfect for breakfast on the go too! Okay it is good anytime of day, but if you need a little pick me up in the morning, these are my go too!  And I’ve got tons more recipes in my Healthy Bites Ebooks, just sayin!

Vanilla LATTE Bites (Paleo or Vegan)


Coconut Vanilla LATTE Bites
Yields 18
  1. 1/3- 1/3 cup whole coffee beans (the more, the strong the coffee flavor of course)
  2. 1/3 cup coconut flour (can also use peanut flour or almond flour)
  3. 1/3-1/2 cup nut butter of choice
  4. 6-8 tbsp Protein Powder (vanilla pea protein, whey, or hemp work great)
  5. 1/4 to 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup.
  6. 1/2 tsp Butter or Vanilla Extract.
  7. 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  8. Optional-for more crunchy texture, add in 3 tbsp. shredded coconut
  9. Optional – If you don’t like coffee, just use chocolate chips or even dried fruit!
  1. In large bowl, add in all your dry ingredients. Then mix in your nut butter, extracts, and last the honey.
  2. Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. If you have any coffee beans or coconut left, you can crush them then roll bites in the extra batter after you roll.
  3. Feel free to roll into larger bites, or smaller to make more. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
  1. Nutritional Value: Each bite contains approximately 45-50 Calories and around 2-3 g Protein.
  2. Note: To make this recipe nut free, use sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead.
Zen & Spice https://zenandspice.com/
Well folks, that’s all I got for now. I hope you get to make these. If so, please let me know how they turn out.

Thanks for letting me ramble on Emily’s Blog today. I mean, that’s what blogs are for right?

You can see more on my site, cotter crunch FB page or healthy bites facebook page, or in my BOOK of BITES eBook on my side bar (volume II also available).


LC (aka Sherpa Wife)




  1. I am definitely ALL ABOUT homemade snack bites right now. I usually make them with dates and nuts, but I love this coconut flour version, too! Saving this for later!

    1. oh i think you will love these LIsa!

    2. Snack bites are so easy and convenient for when we’re on the run, love making them too!


    1. woohoo! let me know if you give these a whirl Allie

      1. these do look pretty tasty!!

  3. The perfect energizing, healthy and delicious snack in one bite! This flavor (and all of them) sounds so good!

    1. alanna, you will love this combo! I know your taste. hehe

    2. Hehe energizing alright! I need some of these babies for an afternoon snack!

  4. I adore homemade snack bites, and these look so good! :D I can’t wait to try it out! <3 Thanks so much for sharing! :]

    1. I love making homemade snack bites too! So glad Lindsay could share the recipe for these.

    2. let me know if you do!

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