Protein Power Balls

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    power-balls-2power-balls-3These are my favorite on the go, protein packed snacks! As a “flexitarian” (I’m pretty much vegetarian on my own, but I’ll eat seafood & chicken socially), I’m always looking for efficient protein sources.  When my protein intake is high, my energy is too!  Eating mostly vegetarian, it’s easy to fall into the trap of over-processed meat substitutes. So I’ll make these throughout the week (they are even better frozen!) and pop a few as I’m running out the door.  I usually roll them in chia or hemp http://quotecorner.com/ambien.html seeds, but rainbow nonpareil sprinkles are a nice way to get wild!!

    Protein Power Balls

    4 scoops of your favorite protein powder (I love this one)

    1 cup of peanut or almond butter

    1/4 cup of honey

    Chia seeds, hemp seeds, sprinkles, coconut flakes (or anything you like)

    1) Mix the first three ingredients together by mashing with a fork or in your food processor.  Mix thoroughly so you get a sticky wet texture.  If your mix isn’t able to form a sticky ball, add a little more nut butter.

    2) Form 1 inch size balls with the mix with your hands.

    3) Put your seeds, sprinkles or flakes in a small bowl and roll each ball in the bowl until covered.

    4) Place covered balls on tray.  I like to freeze them as well–it gives them a really interesting texture to bite into, and they last for a long time (that is if you don’t eat them all the first day!).

    Makes about 12-14 power balls.

    Enjoy!

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    Sarah

    I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

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