Tag: healthy eating

Chickpea Blondies: Nut Butter Chocolate Chip

Chickpea Blondies: Nut Butter Chocolate Chip

I feel like people probably think I’m crazy with all these weird dessert combos I make. But I promise these chickpea blondies are too die for. You technically don’t even have to cook these if you’re in the mood for raw cookie dough. Grab some […]

Triple Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Triple Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet potato brownies, who would’ve thought? I love experimenting with veggies in my desserts. They actually go together so well. Chocolate is such a strong flavor you never even taste the veggies. “They’re so dense and rich,” Thomas said, after shoving the second one into […]

Double Chocolate Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Protein Balls

My favorite thing about protein balls is that you can literally make them any way you want. There are so many different options now for making protein balls. I’ve seen some for lemon poppy-seed, almond joy, and so much more.

As always I was craving something chocolatey so I went with it and just kind of threw everything into my food processor.

And as always they came out amazing I call them my double chocolate protein balls.

Double Chocolate ProteinĀ  Balls

protein balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop protein of your choice (I used a vanilla whey protein)
  • 1/2 cup of oats (which ever you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup of raw almonds (You don’t need them, but they add a nice crunch and texture)
  • 1/4 cup of craisins
  • 1 tablespoon of soft coconut oil (don’t melt it because it makes them too oily)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Couple of pieces of dark chocolate
  • splash of almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Put all of your “dry ingredients” into the food processor (oats, raw almonds, chia seeds, craisins, and dates.) Make sure everything is all ground up.
  2. Add in your wet ingredients.
  3. Check the texture as well as consistency. Sometimes they come out too oily or too dry. Alter where you see fit.
  4. Roll into balls. I like to make them in a couple of different sizes, because sometimes you just want something small and other times you’re HANGRY. Before placing them in the freezer roll them into coconut flakes, cinnamon, or cacao powder. This is optional, but I totally recommend it.
  5. Place them in the freezer and grab one when you need to feed your sweet tooth!

protein balls

 

Give me a shout out if you try these babies out. They are seriously an awesome snack to have in your freezer. There is no guilt and you get some healthy fats, protein, and fiber!

Perfect Fall Dish: Sweet Potato Chili

Perfect Fall Dish: Sweet Potato Chili

Fall is probably my favorite season aside from summer. What I love most about it are all the colors and all the “seasonal” food we eat. Take for example, this sweet potato chili that I made the other night. When I found this recipe for […]