Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quick Protein Power-Up Balls

Are you looking for a quick, no-bake protein snack? Well, you came to the right place. My Protein Power-Up Balls are simple to make and delicious to eat!

Protein Power-Up Balls
-1 cup of quick-cook dry oats (gluten-free if needed)
-1 cup of peanut butter
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1/2 cup ground flax seeds
-1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts (optional)

-Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and form into small balls.
-Refrigerate for 1 hour or eat as is. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes & Substitutions
-If your recipe is a bit dry and crumbly, add a bit more peanut butter until you can form balls. If too soft, add in more oats or flax.
-Instead of oatmeal, try protein powder, almond flour, or coconut flour.
-Instead of peanut butter, try SunButter (sunflower seed butter), almond or cashew butter.
-Instead of flax seeds, try hemp seeds or ground almonds.
-If you are not dairy-free, you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips.
-Additional mix-ins can include: dried cranberries or walnuts.

These protein balls are great for between meals or if you are on-the-go. It is super fun to make with children too! Try different types of ingredients every time you make it for a fun surprise!

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