Peanut Butter Protein Balls
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup natural peanut butter
½ cup honey
½ cup dark chocolate chips
4 Tablespoons ground golden flax seed
4 Tablespoons chia seeds
6 Tablespoons of vanilla or chocolate flavored protein powder
1.) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. I recommend using an adjustable measuring cup for the wet ingredients. I also recommend putting the rolled oats, flax seed, chia seeds, and protein powder in first so the ingredients don’t fly out of the bowl when mixing. Use a mixer or spoon to combine all the ingredients until evenly mixed. Stand mixers (i.e. Kitchen Aid or Bosch) work very well with this recipe.
2.) Once mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
3.) Take bowl out of the fridge. With clean hands, take a handful of the mixture and roll into a golf ball sized ball. Repeat until all the mixture is rolled into protein balls. Place protein balls into a covered container. Store in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!
Yields 20-24 golf ball sized peanut butter balls
1 serving=1 protein ball
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrate: 17 grams
Dietary Fiber: 3 grams
Sugar: 9 grams
*Protein: 5 grams
*Protein content may be higher or lower depending on the protein powder used.