My friends that I have shared these balls with usually fall in love with them. They call them – crack balls, go go balls, power balls and lots of other names. But the best part about them is the balls are good for you and you can use them as part of your morning meal.
I use protein powder in the mixture which is why you feel full after eating a couple of the balls. Plus there are lots of other great fiber ingredients in the recipe such as oatmeal. I am going to give you a list of ingredients that go into the balls and let you know what the “consistency” should be like but the rest is up to you. The reason being, peanut butter is one of the main ingredients to bind the balls together. We all know that peanut butter has 16 grams of fat in each tablespoon! You might panic a bit when you wrap your head abound the fact that I use about a cup in each batch. Most of the other ingredients are very low in fat so when you figure out the fat per ball (depending on the size) each ball should only be a couple of grams a fat in each one. You can use different items in your balls you just have to keep track to use things that are not high in fat because it all ads up.
Ingredients for Protein Balls
1 cup Peanut Butter/some sort of nut butter (this is the binder for your balls)
Quaker Quick Oats
Mini chocolate chips
Low Fat Milk/Coffee Creamer (any flavor)
In a bowl measure 1 cup of peanut butter or some sort of nut butter. Next add 1 -1 1/2 scoop of your protein powder. Stir to mix well. Next add some quick oats – I start with about 1 cup and mix well. Try and add at least 1/2 cup more to the mix. Add about 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of cinnamon – depending on your taste. Start with adding a tablespoon of honey into the mix (this too helps to bind but you don’t want things to get too sweet). The mixture will should be quite stiff so now is the time you add some of your milk/creamer but only 1 tablespoon at a time. If you add too much liquid the balls will taste pasty and will not hold together in shape. Because of a newly discovered lactose allergy I always use coffee creamer because it is a bit thicker and I use less.
The mixture when done should be like the consistency of cookie dough. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them into an airtight container to store the balls in the refrigerator.
You can eat these in the morning for breakfast or for a snack during the day. Enjoy!!!