SUPER EASY PROTEIN BLISS BALLS - 3 WAYS

I think the recipe I make most for myself off the Nourish Always blog is my 'Chocolate Protein Balls’ because they are just so quick to make, and I find it useful to have them in the fridge ready for the moments I need a bite / need to quickly feed my close-to-being-hangry boyfriend. They take about 5 minutes to whip up, don't require a blender, and more often than not I have all the ingredients already in the cupboard - all round win .

 

One thing I have begun to do though is mix things up a little; when I don't have almond butter in I've used peanut butter, or if we’ve been out of honey I've used a mashed banana… tiny tweaks that make quite a big difference. And I thought I would share my favourites. 

 

The variations: Chocolate and almond butter / Salted caramel tahini / Peanut butter and banana (YUM).

 

I love to see your creations! Email me, tag me on social media @georgina_mariee, share away!

 

1. The original: chocolate and almond butter

Ingredients:

1 cup oats

1/4 cup chocolate protein (OR vanilla + 2 tbsp cacao power OR ground flax seeds + 2 tbsp cacao powder)

1/2 cup almond butter

1/3 cup maple syrup / honey

1/4 cup cacao nibs 

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp almond milk

 

2. Salted caramel tahini

 

Ingredients

1 cup muesli (this adds a lovely crunch! But oats will still work just fine here too!)

1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (or ground flax seeds)

1/2 cup tahini

1/3 cup maple syrup / honey

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

3. PB and banana

 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup granola 

1/4 cup vanilla protein (or ground flax seeds)

1/2 cup PB

1 small banana - well mashed

1 tbsp honey/ maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract 

Method for all {makes 8-10}

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl

In a separate bowl combine the wet.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. The mixture should be fairly thick and sticky. If you feel it is too dry add almond milk 1 tbsp at a time. If it seems to wet add 1 tbsp of oats at a time. 

Roll the mixture up into balls (having slightly wet hands helps here!) and refrigerate to help set.

Keep stored in the fridge (or freezer!) to munch on whenever you need!

 

Note: you might find that different nut butter, protein powders, granolas will change up the consistency of the protein balls. So don't be afraid to change them up (as I've noted above) as you see fit. You'll learn more about how much extra liquid/ oats you need as you go!

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