Fitness Crazed Foodie
Lover of all things food and fitness related
I have tried a lot of protein bars over the years, and for a while I think I had one every day. I felt like it was the only snack that would keep me full in between meals. However, recently I have tried to ween off the daily Quest bar and start snacking on homemade, no-additives protein balls instead. These protein balls are very easy to make; they are just a liiiitle messy. 100% worth the clean up, I promise.
This ooey-gooey snack hardens into dense and flavorful protein balls once they sit in the fridge for at least an hour. I recommend bringing one or two with you to work or when you're on the go, and they will satisfy your sweet tooth and snack craving simultaneously.
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/4 cup light or sugar free maple syrup
4 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup fat-free milk or almond milk (may need a little, but start with this)
1/2 cup raisins
In a blender, add all ingredients but the raisins. Blend until everything is incorporated. It may be clumpy, so take out of the blender and stir in a bowl by hand to combine. Add in the raisins. Mix it up and form into balls. To give you an idea on serving size, for this recipe I made 16-18 balls that are about 125 calories each.
Keep them refrigerated.
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