Protein Ball Snacks

I am constantly on the go. Aside from dinner, meals throughout the day just don’t happen for me. A bite here, a bite there, chug some water, repeat.

As much as I would enjoy going to my favorite little cafe & enjoying a nice quiet meal, it’s just not going to happen for me. At least not anytime soon!

Despite my lack of meals, I still try to keep it healthy. Lots of raw fruits and veggies, hard boiled eggs, a handful of almonds, etc. But so very often, I crave something sweet. Warm, gooey, sweet baked goods are my total weakness.

So how do I keep it healthy but satisfy my sweet tooth? Protein balls. Yup. They’re easy to make, and I can prep them for ahead of time for the week! I found some of these wonderful recipes online and revised them slightly to my liking!

Here are my favorites, what are yours?

First on my list. A little sweet, a little salty. You can’t go wrong with this one!

The Nutty Professor:

1 cup of dry oats

1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter

A dash of salt

1/4 tps of Vanilla

1/4 cup crushed pretzels

1/4 cup chopped or crushed roasted almonds

Mix all of the contents well and refrigerate for about a half hour! Once cooled, scoop out portions and ball. Should make approximately 12 protein balls! Keep fresh for a week or freeze for even longer.

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The Oatmeal Cookie Ball 🍪

1 cup dry oats
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup raisins (But I prefer cranberries)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all of the contents well and refrigerate for about a half hour! Once cooled, scoop out portions and ball. Should make approximately 12 protein balls! Keep fresh for a week or freeze for even longer.

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Mr. Peanut Butter Cup

1 cup dry oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all of the contents well and refrigerate for about a half hour! Once cooled, scoop out portions and ball. Should make approximately 12 protein balls! Keep fresh for a week or freeze for even longer.

 

 

Happy Snacking!

 

 

 

 

 

*Pancakes & Pinot do not own rights to these photos. Thank you. 

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