Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup vanilla whey protein powder (about 2 scoops)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 T chia seeds
½ cup smooth natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)* OR sunflower based butter
3 T natural honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup raisins, chocolate chips, craisins or preferred add-in - WATCH sugar content!
2-4 T liquid (almond milk, milk, water etc…)
Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds to a large bowl.
Add in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Add in raisins (or preferred add-in). Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
Slowly add in liquid 1 tablespoon at a time and using hands (get dirty!) combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture is too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won’t hold shape.
Roll into balls using hands.
Place in a container to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Store in fridge until ready to eat
These are an excellent post workout snack and can definitely power you through a long day at work in between meals. To add more fiber and natural protein without the added whey you can opt to use cooked chickpeas as your main ingredient.
Let us know how your liked them!