I’m back with more healthy eats! You are probably thinking one of two things at this point. Either: “Oh no this blog is healthy now and I only came here for delicious treats!” or “Sweet I love healthy options to help me keep my new years resolutions!!” Well I have good and bad news for you both. 1) I won’t always be posting super healthy! I am trying to learn a little balance in my life and there are still lots of cookies and cocktails to be made. 2) I actually have started to thoroughly enjoy eating healthy and won’t be stopping the low cal posts either 🙂 …. just trying to make everyone happy!! As well as document exactly how I am managing to lose some weight while not eating bland and boring. Lately my day of eating has been a bunch of small meals. On my way to work I will have a green smoothie I whip up with half a banana, lots of spinach, some almond milk and sometimes I throw in PB2 or protein powder. Then at about 10 I have another small breakfast, either a bagel thin with egg whites or overnight oats. I try to have a small lunch at 12 that is less than 250 calories, then 2 afternoon snacks and dinner! When I plan it all out it is nice to know that I will be eating about every 2-3 hours. These Power Balls are a welcome addition to my routine! They are a great afternoon snack before I go to the gym after work. They are filling with good nutrients to give you that boost you need to finish a day strong.
Here is the ingredient line up:
I mix the pb2 with water and agave in one bowl, then all the dry ingredients in another.
Then just mix it all up! I hold the chocolate chips till the end and put 3 in each ball.
Voila! Super simple, full of nutrients and perfect for a pre-workout snack!
PB2 Protein Power Balls
- Yield: 8
- 1/3 cup PB2
- 2 tablespoons agave (or honey)
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of crisped rice
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- one scoop vanilla protein powder
- 24 chocolate chips
- In a small bowl mix together PB2, 3 tablespoons of water, and agave. Stir until combined. In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Then pour the PB2 mix in the dry ingredients and mix until combined. It might be hard to mix so don’t be afraid to get in there with your hands :). Then divide dough into 8 portions and roll into balls. Stick 3 chocolate chips into each ball. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 78