CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS



My husband is doing a no- carb diet at the  moment and is driving me insane! All he talks about these days are calories, healthy eating , veggies and lean meat............I'm lost! Well........truthfully speaking............. Im so jealous! Ughhh......why can't I have half the discipline he has???:(
Anyways............... I made these protein balls as a snack for him. Something he can snack on while he's at work.

I got this recipe from zehra's blog. Iv been following her on instagram for awhile now. She's a fitness instructor and she's amazing!

These peanut butter balls were so easy to make. All you need is a food processor and your good to go! My daughters had fun rolling and shaping them into balls. One was in charge of making the balls while the other rolled them in the coconut flakes.
Will definitely make them again and again........might even try different combinations!

Oh! and I made my own batch of peanut butter, which I used up for this recipe. It was super delish and was good to know it was 100% natural. I should have posted that recipe first.......but I was too excited about these protein balls ;)



INGREDIENTS:
Oats - 3/4 cup
Almonds - 12
Flax seeds - 4 tbsps
All natural Peanut butter - 3/4 cup 
Maple syrup - 2 to 3 tbsps
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsps
Medijool Dates, seeds removed and chopped - 2
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Pinch of sea salt
Coconut flakes to coat the balls (optional)

PROCESS:
  • In a blender, process the oats, almonds and flax seeds till they are like powder.
  • add in the peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, dates, vanilla and the sea salt. give it another good whizz till they have all come together.
  • transfer the contents into a bowl. using your hands mix it well. 
  • in a plate keep the coconut flakes (if using) ready.
  • then roughly  take a tbsp size of the dough and roll it with your fingers to form a ball. toss the ball into the coconut flakes so that it is evenly coated.
  • now pop one in your mouth :) 
  • keeps well in an air tight container for about a week.

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