This recipe is inspired by the incredible Lindsay Cotter at Cotter Crunch.
Getting enough protein in your diet is crucial for feeling full, energized, and for helping your body build and repair tissue.
However, we tend to associate the word 'protein' with boring meals like boiled chicken and canned tuna.
Cast that notion aside!
Protein can be a sweet treat that doubles as a boost of nutrition for your body, like this recipe for vanilla cinnamon protein balls.
We've also put a For Wellness twist on this one, adding two scoops of The Good Stuff™ to compound the benefits of your morning snack while adding a little extra flavor to the mix.
Feel free to play around with serving sizes here - if your protein balls are feeling a little too moist, gradually add more of The Good Stuff™ to help reduce stickiness.
What you'll need:
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- 2 scoops of The Good Stuff™
- ⅓ cup nut butter (Creamier nut better is better for this recipe. If you think your nut butter is too firm, gradually heat it up in the microwave until it's more smooth)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
- Add the oats, almond flour, protein powder, Good Stuff, and nut butter to a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Add the maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla, mixing well with your hands.
- Roll small handfuls of the batter into 1-1 ½ inch balls and place on a baking sheet or chopping board lined with parchment paper.
- Place your baking tray in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden.
- Transfer your sheet to an airtight container, where they should keep for up to a week.
TIP: If you'd like to flex your inner MasterChef, grab a sieve and sprinkle your finished protein balls with a little cinnamon powder.