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.
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.
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.
Once you perfect the consistency, roll the dough into small balls about the size of a bouncy ball.
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!
Peanut Butter & Chocolate High Protein Balls
Makes approximately 3 dozen
- 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!