Friday, March 11, 2011

Protein Snacks

Went out to the track this afternoon..these snacks came in handy when we were finished with our C25K and interval training.

Everyone seems to have a recipe for Protein balls, bars, snacks, etc... This recipe came from They have some really great workouts, recipes, community following, so check them out if your into fitness. I stumbled across them through a suggestion on a forum post and I'm glad I did!

I couldn't resist trying out their recipe for protein balls (you will have a laugh at their description of them). What I love about this recipe is it's a quick, easy and nutritious snack. If I'm on the go I can grab one out of the fridge, if it's after a workout I can get in some extra protein and a pick me up. They are convenient, basic and healthy..what more could I ask for! :)

The basic ingredients...

I've experimented with the recipe, adding or removing ingredients, but the three basic ingredients stay the same (peanut butter, coconut and protein powder).

In this batch...

Here are some idea's of what you could add to your batch:

+Natural almond extract
+Natural mint extract
+Pumpkin puree
+Different spices (Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc...)
+Dried cranberries, dried peaches
+Chocolate protein powder
+Plant based protein powder
+Spriulina powder for extra nutrition (took some getting used too! lol)
+Cacao nibs! (YUM!)

Thinking about adding your favorite dried fruits, nuts, extracts and spices can really make this recipe your own little favorite!

Enjoy! :)

What's your favorite ingredients to add to a protein snack?


Teresa said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it

btw, bird nest ( is made up of about 58% soluable proteins...the highest amoung all food and even synetic protein powders

it greatly increase tissue regeneration

blessedmama said...

Glad you found a quick protein snack that you like - that's the first step! I like the combo variations you suggest. I have some frozen pumpikin; it's a good way to sneak some in to the little ones.

Kristy said...

Great recipe, I love that its so versatile! My fav would probably be adding in some dried fruit!

Melissa said...

I love making protein balls, bars,triangles..they are so customizable and quick!
Bodyrock is a fun little community, hey?
I go there when I need an extra kick in my motivation:)

(what runs) Lori said...

Right up my alley. And SO easy! Nice! I love how you listed some add-ins... my mission is to make some of these this weekend! Yay.

I have been looking at the Bodyrock website lately too. Wow. Some awesome workouts there!

Anonymous said...

That is an amazing picture of you on the track!!! It's so athletic!!! How do you get words on your pictures??? It makes them look cool!!!

Maggie said...

Teresa- Thank you!

Blessedmama- I totally agree! hehe my lil one thought it tasted like pumpkin pie..hehe :D

Kristy- That is what I love about this one too, it's versatility :) Dried fruit is my fav too!

Melissa- Bodyrock is pretty awesome! I stumbled upon it last week, and am quickly becoming hooked to it! hehe Have you tried a lot of her workouts?

Lori- This recipe actually made me think of you. I thought I bet Lori has made these before or atleast something similar! :D

Rawkinmom- Thank you! I added the pic yesterday afternoon after a good workout! The words are added to the photos through a feature in photoshop. I was playing around a month or so ago and realized I could do this! :D

Sasha said...

Nice blog. Looks like you have a lot of great recipes. I will follow you for sure. Love the header photo.

Maggie said...

Sasha - Welcome :) And thank you so much for all your kind words :)