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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites

Almost always before I lift with my amazing trainer, Irina, I need a bit of energy to get through the workout.  So I grab some protein balls sold at our gym, Ultra Body Fitness, made by trainer and nutrition coach Stephen Moyer.  My favorite flavor recently has been the peanut butter ones, so I tried to recreate them.  Mine aren’t exactly like Steve’s, but they are yummy, healthy, and a perfect snack or late-night treat.  Give these a try!

1 Cup Oats, I used Modern Oats Just Oatmeal and Chocolate Cherry Flavors

2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1/3 cup honey 

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Peanut Butter Protein Ball Ingredients

Peanut Butter Protein Ball Ingredients

Stir all ingredients together dry ingredients in a medium bowl until mixed

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

In a glass measuring cup, mix wet ingredients (I microwaved mine for 15-20 seconds to melt the ingredients a bit and make it easier to work with)

Wet and Dry Mixtures

Wet and Dry Mixtures

Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and mix thoroughly

Pouring the wet over the dry

Pouring the wet over the dry

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Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold

Chilled Mixture

Chilled Mixture

Once chilled, roll into 20-25 balls, using damp hands

PB Protein Balls!

PB Protein Balls!

Store in an airtight container in refridgerator for up to 1 week

*If the mix seems to dry, add in an extra tablespoon or two of honey or peanut butter.  If the mix seems too wet (which may happen if you use natural peanut butter), add extra oatmeal

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Peanut Butter Protein Bites
Serves 12
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Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
256 calories
29 g
0 g
14 g
8 g
4 g
68 g
58 g
10 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
68g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256
Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 4g
22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Oats, I used Modern Oats Just Oatmeal and Chocolate Cherry Flavors
  2. 2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  3. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  4. 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  5. 1/3 cup honey
  6. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  7. 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir all wet ingredients together in a medium bowl until mixed
  2. In a glass measuring cup, mix wet ingredients (I microwaved mine for 15-20 seconds to melt the ingredients a bit and make it easier to work with)
  3. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and mix thoroughly
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold
  5. Once chilled, roll into 20-25 balls, using damp hands
  6. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week
Notes
  1. *If the mix seems to dry, add in an extra tablespoon or two of honey or peanut butter. If the mix seems too wet (which may happen if you use natural peanut butter), add extra oatmeal.
Adapted from Gimmie Some Oven
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calories
256
fat
14g
protein
8g
carbs
29g
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Adapted from Gimmie Some Oven
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P.S. If you are in the LA area and are looking for a trainer, I highly suggest Irina!  Email me (ashley@newsforchews.com) for her info!  I promise you, it will be the most fun at the gym you will have, yet being incredibly effective!

Stay hungry…

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