Nov 9

We Love Balls!

This recipe comes straight from our new favorite San Diego-based health and lifestyle blogger, Alisa Studer, Founder of The Good F Word. Here, she’s talking all about protein-filled balls.RELAX. Get your mind of of the gutters…From Alisa:Protein balls are my new obsession and I have the whole family hooked. There are many different recipes and they are all packed full of healthy yumminess. Studies show that consuming protein:– Boosts energy levels– Satiates and keeps you full longer– Promotes muscle repair and growth– Uses more calories to digest than carbohydrates– Provides amino acids your body needs to build and maintain muscle– Now on to the good stuff – below is my go to recipe, you can add nuts, raisins, yogurt chips, whatever sounds delicious to you. You can’t go wrong!Ingredients1/2 cup natural peanut butter1/3 cup Organic honey1 cup Gluten free oats1/2 cup chocolate protein powder1 scoop powdered greens (optional but great for the added nutrition boost)1/4 cup dark chocolate chips Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Final Result: Looks like poop, tastes like heaven! DirectionsMix all ingredients together and roll into balls, refrigerate for 2 hours before eating. Keep balls in the refrigerator or make extra and freeze them.I am always looking to make recipes lower in calories, see my post, Counting Calories, A Cautionary Tale. However, I don’t want to sacrifice taste, this version of protein balls manages to be less in calories and just as tasty!Lower Calorie Version with Powdered Peanut ButterIngredients1 cup powdered peanut butter1/3 cup of water – add water slowly, depending on brand of PB you may need a little more or less, should be consistency of regular peanut butter.1 Tbls Organic honey1 and 1/2 cups Gluten free oats1 and 1/2 cups Puffed Rice Cereal1/2 cup Vanilla protein powder1/4 cup of raisinsNote – This recipe will be much stickier and harder to roll into balls than when made with regular peanut butter but is 1/3 the calories.DirectionsMix powdered peanut butter, protein powder, honey and water. Remember to slowly add the water as you may not need as much as stated. Once your mixture is the consistency of regular peanut butter add the oats, rice puffs and raisins. Mix well with a wooden spoon. You can try balling with your hands but since these are pretty sticky I use a cookie dough scoop. Refrigerate for 2 hours before eating. Can be frozen or kept in refrigerator for up to a week.See the original post HERE and stay up to date with all Alisa’s healthy recipes and tips! FoodHamptonsHamptons BloggerHamptons to HollywoodhealthyHollywoodLifestyle BlogLos Angeles Bloggerorganic

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