Choc Peanut Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • + ½ cup extra oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut or almond butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp almond milk

Method:

  1. Grind 1 ½ cups of oats into a flour using a blender or coffee grinder then set aside in a bowl.
  2. Combine the peanut butter, oil and vanilla in a small bowl. Mix together until well incorporated.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips, protein powder and sea salt with the oat flour.
  4. Mix the liquids and solids together and roll into about 7 small balls. If the balls are too sticky roll in ½ cup remaining whole oats to coat the outside. If the mixture is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk for more moisture and then form into balls.
  5. Place the rolled balls in the freezer and store until needed.

Nutritional Highlights: When you’re craving sweets, but don’t want to go overboard these protein packed balls are a great sustained energy snack with plenty of quality carbs  and healthy fats. Use these to avoid an over-indulgent craving or as a quick breakfast option on the way out the door.

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