No bake Protein Balls

My eldest boy is currently into eating healthy and his fitness. He swims 3 times a week and runs twice, as well as participating in other activities. He is very active. He has been asking about making up some protein balls for snacks. Looking through recipes online we came up with this one.

Protein is needed to repair the muscle after a workout and helps build the muscle back.

These no bake protein balls are ideal for any active person but also make a healthy snack for children packed full of goodness. They are so easy to make even the children can make them. Store them in the fridge or make up a big batch and freeze them until needed.

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Ingredients: 

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  • 1 cup of dry oats
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp cup of pure honey
  • 1tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter (i used no added sugar)
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp chopped chocolate drops
  • 2 walnuts, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds

Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together

DSC_3893-optGet your hands into the mixture and tickle it with your fingers.

If the mixture is too wet, add some of the dry ingredient. If it is too dry, add some more honey.

Once all of the ingredients are combined well together place the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Mould them to the size of a walnut and place back in the fridge ready to eat. Don’t be put off with how they look, they may look like something that you would hang out in your garden for the birds to eat but they taste amazing. The texture is soft but with a crunch. They are soft and smooth

You could roll your balls into coconut flakes, oats, sesame seeds or nuts once done.

Add them into children’s pack lunch, give them to your children after school for a snack before dinner time or eat them after a workout.

Hope you like them 🙂

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