I have been eyeing some different chocolate protein options for awhile. After running into a recipe from Living Well Mom, I decided to try my own this weekend. I'm very pleased with the result.
I have also been discussing some chocolate options for a few clients that are struggling with afternoon sweet cravings. Found It!
I started with really good ingredients. I struggle with stomach issues regularly and I have been eliminating certain grains and flours from my diet. Which has helped tremendously, so I made sure to buy the gluten free option of steel cut oats. I also left my almond butter at work, so I used natural peanut butter instead. I was just experimenting, but I like it. It will naturally make it sweeter though, but the guys I was feeding, didn't mind.
Start with a food processor and add all the ingredients. It comes together very quickly and can be made in ten minutes!
1 cup gluten free steel cut oats
3/4 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
I am fortunate to have a client and good friend, Jim that raises bees and makes the best honey. I prefer fresh, natural honey over the store bought processed stuff. So, I used local honey.
Back to the recipe. Mix everything in a food processor until fully combined. Roll into balls and put on wax paper and place in the fridge until cold. Eat immediately or store in an air tight container for a quick snack full of goodness.
Even Beau approved. No, she didn't eat any.
I would recommend eating 2-3 each afternoon when you are about to attack the candy machine. At least here, you know all the ingredients are good quality. Enjoy and leave me a message if you try them!