Peanut Butter & Chocolate High Protein Balls for Pregnancy

Protein has so many benefits to a growing baby during pregnancy. If you are anything like me, trying to eat the recommended 75 grams of protein a day through meats and veggies was proving impossible. 

I came across Chocolate-Covered Katie's 3 Minute High Protein Granola Bar recipe and decided to adapt it a bit to my taste. Don't worry it's still super simple with only 7 ingredients and won't take longer than 10 minutes to prepare. 

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You can do some mixing and matching when it comes to ingredients. Any nut butter or even sunflower seed butter will do. You could even try a flavored protein powder (I stuck with plain soy protein powder). The options are endless.

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There are literally two steps to this recipe. Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. If the mixture seems to be too loose, add more honey or agave. If the mix is too sticky, add more rolled oats.

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Once you perfect the consistency, roll the dough into small balls about the size of a bouncy ball.

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And ta-da! You now have 36 delicious protein bites to snack on. Try refrigerating them and eating them chilled. They are the perfect treat!

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate High Protein Balls

Makes approximately 3 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of nut butter (I used classic peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup of agave or honey
  • 2/3 cup of protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Roll dough into quarter sized balls and place on wax paper to solidify. Store in refrigerator & enjoy!