Protein Energy Balls

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My Dad started his first healthy kick. Men have it pretty easy compared to women when it comes to getting in shape. To lose a quick 10 pounds, all my Dad or my Husband would have to do is give up their favorite sweets or soda. If I did the same dang thing, I would either stay the same or somehow gain weight!

For the people out there struggling to get in shape, I sympathize with you. I know and live the struggle. There are some days when I get back from work, where I want to become one with the couch, order a pizza and be hand feed pieces of chocolate while watching my favorite drama. Getting the energy to get up, work out and prepare a healthy dinner or meal prep is exhausting.

Here is a cute little recipe to throw together some of those healthy ingredients in your cupboards to make a quick protein snack.

Ingredients:

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  • Your favorite Protein Powder (we used a vanilla flavored protein)
  • Oats
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Honey or Agave Nectar
  • Chia Seeds
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Your favorite Nut Butter (examples: peanut, almond, cashew, ETC)

Step 1: Combine all ingredients until well combined.

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Step 2: Cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

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Step 3:  Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out the energy balls and place on the paper.

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Step 4: Place in the fridge.

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Step 5: Eat and Enjoy!IMG_3760

 

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