PB Chia Protein Balls
Protein balls are a delicious and healthy snack! I love to whip up a batch and keep them in the freezer so I can grab one or two here and there throughout the day. This recipe is based on our favorite homemade Perfect Bar recipe, but I cut back on the oats, added chia seeds and rolled into balls!
Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They're very nutritious without adding a ton of extra calories, so I like to add them to anything I can!
You can get creative with these - add coconut, chocolate chips, mini m&ms, raisins, etc. Make it fun so your entire family can enjoy them! We have a peanut allergy in our house, and the other two don't care for peanut butter, so I get to make them the way I like :)
Here's what you need:
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup vanilla protein powder (we prefer vegan to keep these dairy free)
1 cup natural peanut butter (I like crunchy!)
3/4 cup honey
Grind the oats and chia seeds in the blender. I like to leave a tiny bit of whole oats, but up to you as to how long you blend.
Pour into mixing bowl, add protein powder and stir until combined. Add honey and peanut butter. Stir until well combined. Give it a taste....SO GOOD!
I have a #70 cookie scoop, which is just shy of a tablespoon, and that gives me 44 protein balls. Use whatever scoop or spoon you have! Roll them out and put them on a piece of waxed paper. Transfer to a zipper freezer bag and store in the freezer. They won't last that long, but I imagine they'll be okay in there for a week or two. ENJOY! XO
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I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO