Peanut Butter Protein Balls

The Perfect Pre Or Post Workout Snack!

by heyhay5212 - February 23rd, 2015
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These Peanut Butter Protein Balls are in constant supply in my fridge. They are great as a pre- or post-workout snack or something to satisfy your sweet tooth without tipping the scales.


Nutritional Facts


Serving Size= 1 Protein Ball (Makes 20 - 24 golf ball sized peanut butter balls)

  • Calories: 151

  • Protein: 5 grams

  • Carbohydrate: 17 grams

    • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams

    • Sugar: 9 grams

    Fat: 8 grams

    • Saturated Fat: 2 grams

*Protein content may be higher or lower depending on the protein powder used.


Cooking Instructions


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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

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  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 and repeat until all the mixture is rolled into protein balls.

  4. Place protein balls into a covered container.

  5. Store in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!


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uther9
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Awesome recipe

Dave_Diesel
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This looks like an amazing recipe - As others have found probably best when on a bulk, in moderation and as a significant part of your carb intake. I'll have to try it out soon!

heyhay5212 Edit Delete Close

Everything in moderation! Let me know what you think!

crood
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Nice recipe :) Looks and sounds really tasty. But damn that thing is a carb bomb hehe. Oats, Honey, Whey Protein and Choclate.. BOOM! 

heyhay5212 Edit Delete Close

That's why the title isn't "Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Balls". .  I eat these when I'm craving sweets.  1 PB ball keeps me from eating cookies and ice cream lol.  

crood Edit Delete Close

Well i'd say that is a very solid reason then!!! And the much better choice =) (and the better carbs too)

FearlessRobb
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they look and sound amazing but i could never try it.  151 calories for 1 ball.  ide be one to eat 10 lmao

heyhay5212 Edit Delete Close

They are delicious.  I have to limit myself to 1-2 a day.  They keep me from eating other sweets which would be way more than 151 calories lol.

Scott_Herman Edit Delete Close

haha nice, but be careful, lots of fats!