Protein Balls

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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. 

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Start with a food processor and add all the ingredients. It comes together very quickly and can be made in ten minutes! 

Ingredients:

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. 

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Even Beau approved. No, she didn't eat any. 

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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!

Enjoy!

Molly 

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