Friday, April 20, 2012

2 Minute Protein Balls

I actually did it.   I created a recipe, took photos and am now posting!  Crazy hey?   Well if you follow me on facebook you know that I have posted this recipe before on there (ssshhhh don’t tell anyone)!  

I have made these 2 Minute Protein Balls a few times now, and each time I make them I love them more and more!   I got the inspiration from the Fitnessista's Amazeballs!  I love them enough to break my blogging hiatus!  I know hey?

That being said, trying to photograph little brown balls isn’t pretty – so the photos are less than stellar!  Go ahead, you try…

See?  Not reallllllllly appetizing if you ask me?   But they taste amazing – I bet you won’t stop at one?

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Again – if you follow me on facebook you know that I’m having some tummy troubles once again. *sad face* and all of the suggestions are to go Gluten Free… seriously – that scares me… dairy,  AND Gluten free – good by social life – don’t cha think?   Anyways, these are gluten AND dairy free (can I get a woo wooo)?

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What you need?

Food processor (I use my small 4 cup one and it works awesome)

3-4 Medjool dates – pitted

1/4 cup oats (if you are gluten sensitive, make sure they are certified GF)

1 scoop Sun Warrior Protein Powder chocolattte flavor!  (or favorite protein of choice)

teeny tiny splash vanilla (alcohol free)

2 TBSP Peanut Butter

1 TBSP maple syrup

2 Tsp  Macca Powder (which I love – it’s malty flavour and good for you too – good to balance out the adrenal – aka a stress blaster)  My favorite is the raw stuff from Navitas Naturals (see link above!)

Whiz it all in the food processor until it forms into a big ball – you may need to add a little water to get it to blend!  Don’t blend too much or you loose any texture!    Then roll into balls – it makes about 4-5 balls – or if balls aren’t your thing, you can make them into bars too! 

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Now I could say more – but I know my Uncle Jimbo is reading – and he’ll already make fun of this post – so I’ll leave it here! Smile    Give them a try!

If these balls don’t suit your fancy – I have a few other ball recipes posted too;

Step by Step Energy Balls

energy balls

OR one of my favourites  Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls 

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Any of these balls are good for after a work out, great in lunches or even a marathon shopping session!  I typically take a few in my purse if I’m going somewhere that I know I may not get fed things I can eat!     They are super easy and pack a nutritional punch!    They taste sinful – but are good for you!

Hope you enjoyed this recipe!   Hopefully it won’t take me so long to post again, eating around this place hasn’t been very eventful lately – but I’m trying to get back too it!

Love you guys and thank you for all your support, even if I hold out on you!  Still can’t believe there are almost 1000 people on my facebook  - you know how to make a girl feel loved!

xo Jessica

9 comments:

  1. All of these look great. Yum! Also, sorry to hear about your tummy woes. I recently had to give up gluten after resisting it for quite a while for fear of further limiting my diet (already vegan). The good news is that I've felt so much better since ditching gluten that I haven't missed it at all. And there are so many awesome gf resources and products available now.

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  2. Welcome back, Jess! I loooove chocolate peanut butter balls, and these ones look delicious! :)

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  3. Hi Jessica,

    These look so yummy! Perfect afternoon pick-me-up snack! I can't have peanut butter (allergic) but almond butter would be great too! :-)

    Have a great weekend!!

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  4. Can I buy Macca powder locally in Saint John NB or do I have to order it online?

    I am trying really hard to go dairy free (am already meat free...4 months) and think I might have to try the gluten free thing too.

    Great site
    Doreen

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    1. You may be able to purchase it locally! I can get it at my health food store, and if you have any raw places you may be able to purchase it there too! Good luck!

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  5. Those look good!! I got a food processor for Christmas but haven't used it yet.

    You won my stevia giveaway girl - shoot me an email with your mailing address and I will ensure that your prize is on its way :-)

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  6. Gluten Free is not so bad - you may be glad you tried it! And it is very common for dairy and gluten issues to go together. I've been GF for over 2 years now and it is a snap - and I feel great! That is after 25 years of doctors saying it was all in my head....

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  7. I'm gluten free & vegan so I can say authoritatively, it's not as bad as you think, & it you may surprise yourself & find out that life is so much better when you stop eating foods that make you sick (wheat makes my tummy hurt too!)

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