Updated: Aug 16
On those crazy, hectic days when you're feeling drained and don't have the energy or time to make a healthy snack, don't settle for the vending machine. Instead, whip up a batch of these delicious dark chocolate blueberry oat protein balls for an easy pick-me-up that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.
I suggest making a batch or two and storing them in the freezer. When you're on the run, grab a couple, and the protein balls will defrost as you run your errands. Or pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds for a warm browny-like treat.
The recipe calls for no sweetener, but if your sweet tooth calls for it, add 1-2 teaspoons of stevia or maple syrup to taste.
They'll keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Oat Protein Balls
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups blueberries
3 tbsp water
1. In a large bowl, make your dry mix by combining the oats, protein powder and cocoa powder. Mix well.
2. In a food processor, pulse the blueberries until pureed. Add to the dry ingredients and stir.
3. Slowly add 1/2 a tablespoon of water at a time to the mixture until it forms a sticky thick fudge consistency.
4. Using 2 tablespoons of the mix each, roll into small balls and enjoy.