Jan 2, 2013

protein balls

I keep a bag of protein balls in my freezer at all times. They satisfy my cravings for sweets and are a great on the go breakfast for my girls in the morning. 

 I start by mixing my peanut butter in my Kitchen Aid on medium for 1 minute. Add the protein powder, flax, and oats.
4 cups of peanut butter(any kind will do)
1 cup of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1 1/2 cups quick oats(uncooked)

Once you’ve mixed your base add what you have on hand. 
Suggestions: shredded coconut, dark chocolate chips, raisins, crushed up cereal, almonds, walnuts.
You can also make the balls with just the base by adding another cup of oats. 
Mix everything on low to medium until the sides of the mixing bowl come clean. 
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Form the dough into balls and freeze at least one hour.  Remove balls and store in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Makes 24 to 36 balls depending on size.
Nutrition facts per 1 inch ball:
102 calories
 5g carbohydrate
4g protein
7g fat

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  1. If anyone is interested in the nutritional breakdown- I HALVED this recipe and based on what I used: (Laura Scudder’s natural PB, MRM Vanilla protein powder, and added 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips) I got 36, 1-inch balls. According to My Fitness Pal each ball is 102 calories, 5g carbohydrate, 4g protein, and 7g fat. The beaters I licked were pretty tasty. They’ll be a good snack!

    • Carlie, you’re awesome! Thanks for doing the nutrition facts. I’m going to post them. Thanks for all your support. xo

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