Recipe: Peanut Butter & Cherry Protein Balls
~ Makes about 10 Protein Balls ~
One of my other passions is fitness and one of the main things when lifting weights is to make sure you’re getting enough protein. Protein bars from the grocery store can be expensive, so I created my own! Each ball is roughly 200 calories and there is about 11.5 grams of protein in each ball.
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of finely chopped fresh cherries
3/4 cup of natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of whey protein powder (I used vanilla)
2 tbsp of almond milk
1. Combine oats, protein powder and cherries in a large bowl.
2. Slowly add and mix peanut butter. Add milk and mix. The mixture should be sticky and clumpy. If it is still dry, add and mix a little bit more peanut butter until you obtain the consistency as shown in the following photographs.
3. This is the messy part. Using your hands, roll mixture into balls slightly larger than a golf ball and place on a plate. Or in a bowl. It really doesn’t matter as long as you don’t stack them.
4. Place in refrigerator and let sit for minimum one hour before eating.