Protein Balls

What I love about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and you can easily double the recipe if needed.  They are a quick snack when you’re on-the-go, or when you’re a mom and forget to eat breakfast as you’re on your way out the door!  These were also a huge help when I first had Carter for those late night feedings.  They are also kid friendly (even though they might be a little messy), for an easy snack.  Carter loves them!  We rarely keep these in the Tupperware for more than a few days because they get gobbled up so fast.  We hope you love them too!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, or shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chip, or dairy free chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the peanut butter and the honey until smooth.
  2. Add in all of the remaining ingredients, and stir with a spatula.  I like to get my hands dirty and just mix it by hand. It makes combining the thick mixture much easier!
  3. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour to help the protein balls set.
  4. Store in a tight container, and enjoy when you need a quick pick-me-up!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 28 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for four years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is two, and Payton Jeanne is our newest baby girl who was born this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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