Tara's Balls

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People have been asking me about my balls for a while.

Get your mind out of the gutter, because I'm talking about my protein balls! I make them once a week as a perfect snack to satisfy my sweet tooth throughout the day and they are packed with goodness. I'm actually a pretty boring eater. I eat the same stuff for breakfast, lunches and snacks almost every week. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Right?

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I usually double this recipe for myself and my boyfriend on a Sunday and they will last until Saturday or Sunday. One serving size is 2-3 balls, whatever your preference.

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (or chocolate chips if your week needs it)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or agave)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk

Put all ingredients in a Kitchenaid and mix it together until it starts to stick together. You can always add a little more almond milk or honey if it needs to be stickier. It makes about 12-15 balls, depending on how big you make them with your hands. And put these in the fridge overnight and you can keep them there all week! I tend to make them a little smaller than a ping pong ball. 

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Just eyeing a protein ball of delight right here. It's really easy to mix this up and make it your own!. Sometimes I will add nuts, goji berries or even raisins if I'm really feeling crazy!