There is a new protein bar on the market, called PrOATein and it’s a pretty healthy bar in comparison to most but it is made using whey protein, so I was inspired to recreate the bar into little balls since I had some rolled oats/oatmeal at home, I wanted to use them to share with members of my 3 local Meetup groups that I brought to the Toronto Wellness Exhibition last weekend.
People really enjoyed them and all 65 of them were gone by the end of the night thanks to hungry friends. It was suggested that I could bring some to my Reiki Master Ceremony on Sunday to share with the other Reiki Masters to-be during our initiation. I wrote the recipe down as I was creating it and I plugged it into Meal Garden so I could get the nutritional info and here I go, sharing the recipe with you. As many of my recipes are, this was a complete experiment and I never made it before and there is always room for improvements or suggestions, so if you have any, please share in the comments below. I’m interested to know how things are rolling in your kitchen. 🙂
And now, the recipe.
|2 cup||Rolled oats- Gluten Free|
|1 cup pitted||Dates (chopped)|
|1/2 cup||Chia seeds|
|1/2 cup||Pea Protein Powder|
|1/3 cup||Flaxseeds (golden)|
|1/3 cup||Raisins, seedless (sultana)|
|1/2 cup||Coconut, shredded, unsweetened|
|1 cup||Peanut butter, natural (sugarfree)|
|3/4 cup||Almond milk, chocolate, unsweetened, Blue Diamond|
|1 1/2 tsp||Cinnamon (caylen)|
|1 tsp||Vanilla bean paste (extract is ok to subsitute)|
|1 tbs||Coconut oil|
1. Mix dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
2. Add remaining wet ingredients
3. Mix well, you have to use your hands to really get in there
4. Add additional liquid if necessary but very minimally
5. Using a large soup spoon or about 2 tbsp of mixture, roll in your hands until a ball is formed.
6. Repeat until mixture is done.
Amount will vary depending on size of the protein balls.
*Hands tend to get sticky and this makes rolling the balls more difficult. Wet/rinse hands ocassionally well rolling to help form more smooth curves and surfaces.
Balls keep in freezer very nicely and you can pop a few into a bag or container before you go to work out and will be thawed by the time you are done getting exercise and want a healthy protein fix.