Recipe: Peanut butter protein balls
Not to brag, but I’ve never made these for someone who didn’t love them. They’re a hit! Peanut butter-y, satisfying, filling and the perfect amount of sweetness. They’re best served and stored cold, and can be frozen and taken on the go to work or up a mountain for a mid-hike snack. Enjoy!
1 cup dry oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup ground flaxseed
1 scoop whey protein
¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 spoonful of coconut oil
A healthy dash of cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl, then place in fridge for 30 minutes. Then, roll out into balls and store in the fridge. Yum!
Suggestions and modifications:
Add raisins, dried cranberries or chocolate chips to the mix for added sweetness.
Substitute almond butter for peanut butter if that’s more your jam.
Double the recipe: I almost always make at least a double batch, because I’ll eat plenty of them or end up giving some away to family or friends at the gym.
Use a protein powder that compliments the other ingredients well (such as chocolate, peanut butter or vanilla).