Making Dessert Healthier One Ball at a Time
Sometimes I need something sweet, but after eating dessert or something too sugary, I usually end up regretting it and still being hungry. That is why I love these Cookie Dough Protein Balls, it give you the taste of sweetness, but much more nutrient dense than a sweet dessert and will sustain you longer.
I found this recipe and decided to take my own spin on it last night and throw these lil guys together. Hope you all enjoy!
I feel like I get stuck in a rut of snacks for the family and go in phases with what to make. Got an email the other day with Cookie Dough Bites and decided to change them up with what I had on hand and see how the family likes them. I have made ones similar to these in the past and always forget how easy these are to make and are great to snack on through out the day, while we are running around, going to the park, playing in the backyard or sending them with the hubby while he works his night shift.
They are healthy for the whole family with all the fueling ingredients that make up these delicious little balls! There are so many different ways to make protein balls, so I’m excited or the next few months to try new recipes and share them with you all! I have also added in ‘green’ types of powders too, to sneak more greens into our diet too.
2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2.5 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder(Shaklee Life Protein)
½ cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup of natural peanut butter (no sugar added – just peanuts and salt) or your preferred favorite type of nut butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ coffee(or water)
½ cup of chocolate chips
sprinkle of sea salt
Place the rolled oats, cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, coffee and salt in a medium mixing bowl or you can use a food processor to mix them even more. Pulse until the ingredients are blended. Then add the chocolate chips. Stir to combine. Note: the mixture will appear crumbly, but once you press it together it will stick. Form the mixture into 1″ balls and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
And BONUS—-Nothing better than making healthy snacks that are toddler approved!!