Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These little nuggets of deliciousness are not only delicious, they also pack a pretty hearty nutrition punch! These protein packed bites use Choice Eco-Protein along with chia seeds, cacao nibs and flax to get you a hearty serving of superfood goodness! PLUS other amazing benefits (we tell you more below!)
- ½ cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats) or you can substitute cooked quinoa
- ¼ cup Choice protein
- 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup ground flax seed powder
- 3 Tbs cacao nibs
- 1/8 cup Coconut nectar or agave nectar
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder or ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Punch of Himalayan Salt
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients and mix, (PB, Vanilla if using extract, and coconut nectar or agave). In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients including superfoods and mix well. Add your dry ingredients to your mixing bowl with your wet ingredients and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty in the process! The best way to mix is with your own two hands ;)
Once everything is combined, use a spoon or a small ice-cream scoop to portion out small little bite sized balls. Put on a plate and refrigerate for at least an hour. Once ready, you can toss them into a container or an airtight bag and they will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
Choice Eco-Protein is a complete protein with no synthetic amino acids, just raw organic ingredients and superfoods. This superfood protein packs 17 Grams of protein per serving! Chia seeds, also high in protein are loaded with fiber and Omegas 3 fatty acids! Cacao nibs are packed full of anti oxidants, magnesium, potassium and is also known to help stimulate the brain into releasing neurotransmitters that can trigger “feel good hormones.” They also provide the perfect crunch in this recipe! Last but certainly not least, flax seeds! Flaxseed is a source of healthy fat, anitoxidants and fiber; modern research has found evidence to suggest that flaxseed can also help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. That’s a lot of power in such a little package.