Easy Peasy Protein Balls

I’m always looking for a nutritious treat on the go and haven’t exactly found the protein bar that tickles my taste buds (any suggestions??). I want a quick and easy snack to eat before a workout and something to munch on that’s relatively guilt free. I headed into my kitchen to see what I could whip up.

With just the ingredients in my cupboards (if I have them, I’m convinced you will too), I created the yummiest little protein ball that will help curb your hunger and give you an extra kick to get you through even the toughest Barry’s class.

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You’ll need:

1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup chia seeds
¼ cup chocolate flavored protein powder (optional)
2 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
½ cup of almond butter (or any kind of nut butter)
Spoonful of Nutella (optional)

Put all ingredients in a bowl and blend together. I used my hands at first (it was really sticky) and then moved to a spoon.

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Once ingredients are well mixed, put the bowl in the fridge and chill for twenty minutes.

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Roll chilled mixture into one-inch balls. Place in Tupperware and store in fridge. Yields about 12 balls.

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You can always swap the Nutella for chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or dried fruit to add some sweetness. If you notice that the mixture is dry, add some more nut butter. If the mixture seems too sticky, add some more of the dry ingredients.

Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from posts I found here, here, and here in order to create a yummy protein ball with ingredients already in my kitchen!