Friday, March 11, 2011
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 Bodyrockers.tv 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
+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!
What's your favorite ingredients to add to a protein snack?