I’m a busy mom, so often I need something quick to eat. I love healthful snacks, but they are hard to find. And the ones you do find are quite pricey. So when in doubt, create your own recipe! This recipe is adapted from the infamous Tony Horton’s protein ball recipe. You can watch his quite animated video here. I wanted a snack loaded with protein, flavor and low on sugar. So here ya go!
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup raw walnuts
1 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder mix
1/3 cup raw cacao
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon powder (cinnamon essential oil would be great too)
Dash of sea salt
6 Tbs. raw honey (buy local! better for your allergies)
Organic coconut oil (as needed)
Please use organic ingredients when possible.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, walnuts, protein powder, cacao, cinnamon, sea salt, and mix with a large spoon.
Then add the almond butter, vanilla extract, honey and stir together. Add coconut oil by the teaspoon, if it seems too dry.
Wash your hands and then get in there and mix it up real good with your hands. Don’t be shy! Use an ice cream scoop to form little balls. (Like Tony says, “Ping pong ball size”.) Place your yummy creations on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer for about an hour or two. Store them in an air tight container in the freezer.
I think they taste best frozen and they have a better consistency. But that’s my preference since I like my dark chocolate frozen. Get creative and roll them in different toppings. I tried shredded coconut since that is one of my husband’s favorites!
Let me know what other toppings you can thing of to add to this healthful snack!