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How to Make Protein Balls...Fast!

How to Make Protein Balls Fast!

From Dr Craig Hindson your Family Wellness Chiropractor in Ottawa.

As a family wellness chiropractor, who is interested in my people’s goals, the subject of eating well and losing weight comes up all the time.

I would say protein balls are one of the best tools for you to have in your “Loving Food” toolbox.

A quick and easy way to set yourself up for success through the week with delicious protein snacks to avoid the processed carb cookie/chip and sugar snack cravings you can get between meals.

These easy to make no-bake protein peanut butter balls are ideal as snacks at school (ingredients modified if necessary), post-workout or thru the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9jWbDbkzmA&list=PLhq0pNfem1jJ5F-kWtrfQeIV-n2O1MOPj&index=2

Ingredients:

(once you have mastered this recipe mix it up with some of your own favorite ingredients)

1 cup large flake oatmeal

2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

3/4 cup peanut butter (I like the “Naturalia” brand – or use almond butter)

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1-3 tablespoons chia seeds (to taste)

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or use cocoa nibs to further cut out sugar)

Instructions/Directions:

1. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients – oats, coconut flakes, flaxseed, chia seeds and chocolate chips (cocoa nibs) together.

2. Then add peanut butter (or almond butter) and honey and mix. Use a wooden spoon, or clean hands (I use wooden salad hands!) depending on how sticky you or the kids want to get!

3. Once thoroughly mixed, the ingredients should be a little sticky. If further moisture needed use more honey or peanut butter or a little water so it just sticks together. Use ice cream scoop/butter scoop to shape mixture into domes or use hands to roll the mixture into balls.

4. Put on a baking tray or cookie sheet.

5. Pop into the fridge for 2-4 hours until the balls are firm.

6. Put them in a storage container and in the fridge or freezer depending on how long you intend to keep them for.

7. Stays fresh for 2-4 weeks.

“Loving Food” Related Playlist With exercises and hints on how to get the most from your food click here.

The Full Video transcription to “How to Make Protein Balls … Fast”
There it is … the disclaimer ….have you read it yet?
Hello there, Hi it is Dr. Craig ( H) and
I’m in the kitchen and today making some snacks that you can eat.
One of the biggest issues we’ve got at the moment is that we are eating way, way, way, too much sugar. So there’s
this fantastic energy snack – a protein ball. OK.
That you have in the fridge…once you’ve made them takes about 15 minutes to prepare them, they’re in the
fridge throughout the week, so when you feel hungry instead of grabbing a cookie,
you grab a protein ball.
So these ones I’ve made these before but this is actually a different recipe. These are protein peanut butter balls. So what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna post the recipe
down at the bottom you’ll have that. But basically super, super simple you throw
all the ingredients together. Were going to toast some coconut flakes throw them in.
Mix it up it makes like a dough. The dough we make into balls. The balls go on
the tray. The tray goes into the in the fridge if you want to make them fancy, the balls which kind of look like dough balls, you can roll them in chocolate
powder or cocoa powder or you can roll them in coconut flour or coconut flakes
makes it look fantastic like truffles and they taste delicious. So it really
keeps you going throughout the week and you know that when you grabbing some and
pop it in your mouth quickly the super nutritious for you. I’ll show you the
finished product at the end I’m cooking with my daughter while she’s doing most
of the work to be honest but she doesn’t want to be on the video okay. Thanks very
much see you shortly.
Yeah so super simple you put together your cup of oatmeal, two-thirds of a cup of toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 a cup of peanut butter 1/2 a cup of ground flaxseed third of a cup of honey,
half a cup of mini chocolate chips and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and then if
you like you can add some chia seeds. To be honest this recipe is so flexible you
know just put in a cool protein things that you like in there – nuts and
seeds. But that is the original recipe I’m gonna post that down below so once
you mix the ingredients together you leave them to chill in the fridge and
then using a spoon and basically just take a bunch of ingredients and roll them together
in a ball. If you’ve got one of these fancy little blue things this is something you buy
in a kitchen store and it’s kind of helps you pop out of these pretty shapes
and then you’re gonna end up with a bunch of protein bites like that. And
they pop into the fridge you put them in a container. If you’ve enjoyed this then
just go down below and smash the like button and subscribe and share with your
friends because this is useful information for everyone to have.

2 Join the Conversation

  1. richardferguson says
    Feb 17, 2021 at 12:48 PM

    Looks like a very yummy recipe. I will try it in my kitchen.

    • drcraig@lovinglifechiropractic.com says
      Feb 26, 2021 at 7:28 PM

      Go for it Richard

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