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Peanut Butter Protein Balls 2 Ways

It’s always fabulous to wake up in the morning and see that some other lovely blogger has mentioned you, or even better, used one of your recipes or tutorials as inspiration for one of their own.

I opened my e-mail this morning to find that Dena, at 40 Fit in the Mitt (who, of course, I met at Blend Retreat), had blogged about my chocolate salty protein balls (tee hee) and modified the recipe into her own version — peanut butter amaze-balls. She had such nice things to say about me too. What a sweetheart. You should stop by and say hello if you have a chance.

I love baking, but don’t like to have junk in the house. So instead, I’ve been experimenting a bit more with protein balls. I thought I’d share my latest versions. The first one tastes like peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough, and the second one tastes like the inside of a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Both are great post-workout recovery treats (1-2 balls) with a glass of milk.

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Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats (or rolled oats of choice)
  • 1/4 c peanut flour
  • 1 scoop (1/4 c) vanilla Fitmixer Protein Powder (or vanilla protein powder of choice)
  • 3 T raw agave nectar  (or honey, which adds more sugar/calories)
  • 6 T creamy peanut butter of choice (try 5 first, then add the 6th if needed)

Directions

  1. Pour oats into food processor and pulse until they become a flour.
  2. Add peanut flour and protein. Pulse to combine thoroughly.
  3. Mix in agave and peanut butter — you can do this by hand if your machine can’t handle it. Pulse a few times and watch your machine. If it seems to be too much, pull dough out and mix by hand.
  4. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
  5. Refrigerate. And enjoy!
Nutrition (via MyFitnessPal)

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Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Bites

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats (or rolled oats of choice)
  • 3 scoops (3/4 c) vanilla Fitmixer Protein Powder (or vanilla protein powder of choice)
  • 1 T raw agave nectar (or honey, which adds more sugar/calories)
  • 6 T creamy peanut butter of choice (try 5 first, then add the 6th if needed)

Directions

  1. Pour oats into food processor and pulse until they become a flour.
  2. Add protein. Pulse to combine thoroughly.
  3. Mix in agave and peanut butter — you can do this by hand if your machine can’t handle it. Pulse a few times and watch your machine. If it seems to be too much, pull dough out and mix by hand.
  4. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
  5. Refrigerate. And enjoy!
Nutrition (via MyFitnessPal)

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Do you try to have healthier versions of snacks around? 

6 Comment

  1. Uh…YUM! 😉

  2. Best snack ever!

  3. Peanut butter, plus MORE peanut butter (protein flour, anyway)? How can one go wrong?

    Add some dried cranberries to that vanilla version. Vanilla + cranberry + peanut butter….trust me.

  4. I really need to make these- and freeze them!! YUM!!

  5. youre getting so good and rolling balls. teehee. wanna come work with me?

    Love ya!

    1. chimes says: Reply

      lol you know I would if I could! Mine aren’t as awesome as yours though … mine are pretty much cookie dough.

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