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I am always on the hunt for something to snack on. My days are spent chasing a toddler and training for long distance races, so it is important that I choose fuel that is nutritious. While my palate accepts most things I present it with, it is always a bonus when that fuel is tasty!
Protein balls are a popular way to make your own protein/carb snacks. I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago, and even my little girl gave it two (chocolate covered!) thumbs up!
The recipe is pretty simple. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a bowl or stand mixer, mix until combined, fold chocolate chips in, and then form 1 inch balls. If you refrigerate, the balls will be good for a few weeks. If you leave them out (best to keep them in an air tight container!) they will be good for a few days.
1 cup pb
2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I like Vega Clean Chocolate Protein Powder)
2 tbs cocoa
2 tbs raw honey
1/4 cup chocolate chips
This should give you about 18 protein balls, at about 125 calories a piece.