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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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).