Chocolate Chunk Protein Balls

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Protein Balls of Heaven

Your stomach is growling, you are rushing off to pick up the kids from school and off to soccer practice. You won’t be home until later tonight, but “hanger” is setting in! What is the first thing you grab or think of? Maybe a drive through on your way to practice? Maybe a handful of nuts because you heard that was healthy? Maybe you ignore the growling and let full on hanger set in because, well just cause!

STOP RIGHT THERE MISSY!

Stop with the hanger pains! Stop with the cranky attitude! Your body is telling you it is hungry so stop ignoring it!

These protein balls I am about to share with you are balls from the gods! (You’re allowed to laugh lol) They have a little bit of all of the thing’s heaven gave us! Yes, there is some sugar, a tad bit of carbs and whole chunk of chocolate, so suck it up and give your body what it wants. I can promise you right now, 2-3 of these balls once a day or once in a while are not going to ruin your gains or make you fat.

This recipe will make about 22-24 balls depending on how big you decide to make them! Separate into baggies 2-3 at a time. Stash them in the fridge (aka hide them from the family) so they are ready to grab and go when you have a day of chaos!

Makes about 20-24 balls, about 12 Grab-N-Go packs

Serving for 1 Ball

CALORIES: 151            PROTEIN: 5g   CARBS: 17g     FAT: 8g

**Protein may be higher or lower depending on protein power

Ingredients:

2 C rolled oats

1 C Skippy Peanut Butter (I like smooth, but do you boo!)

½ C Honey

½ C Dark Chocolate Chips/Chunks

6 T Chia/Hemp/Flax Seed Trio (Bought this in the Baking Section at Walmart)

6 T Protein Powder of your choice

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. I would use an electric mixer because this batter will become thick and tough, BUT, I’m always down for a good arm workout as well soooo! If you are using an electric mixer, add all of the dry ingredients first and add the wet on top so you don’t end up covered in oats. Mix until all ingredients are combined well!
  2. Once fully mixed, cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Take the bowl out of the fridge and with clean hands OR a melon baller, roll mix into golf ball size balls. Put balls into a container and in the fridge until you are ready to eat or grab for a quick snack on the go!

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