Looking for a quick energy pick me up, be sure to make these! I made them a few days before giving birth to my first child and they are lifesavers for when you need a quick snack. Of course you don’t need to be pregnant or postpartum to enjoy these yummy bites. When researching recipes for these balls the most common ingredients are oats, peanut butter, honey and flax seed. I opted to add some protein powder to mine as I like the extra protein boost.
Here is the recipe:
Lactation Energy Balls
- 1 Cup creamy nut butter (I used half peanut and half almond butter)
- 2⁄3 Cup raw honey
- 2 Cups old fashioned oats
- ½ Cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ Cup LeanFit CompleteGreen Organic protein powder
- ¼ Cup shredded coconut
- 2⁄3 Cup chocolate chips
- Combine nut butter and honey until smooth (heat nut butter if hard). Combine all dry ingredients together and add to nut butter/honey mixture and mix with spatula/wooden spoon until well combined. Using small cookie scoop or your hands roll into small tablespoon sized balls. Place on parchment lined dish. Store in fridge or freezer.
Yield: 50 Tablespoon size balls
Since it’s October I’ve got pumpkin on my mind! These little bites are delicious and taste just like pumpkin pie cookie dough 🎃
Pumpkin Cookie Dough Balls
•½ cup pure pumpkin puree
•¼ cup coconut oil, melted
•⅓ cup maple syrup
•¾ cup Coconut flour
•½ cup LeanFit vanilla whey isolate
•1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
•¼ tsp salt
•¼ cup chocolate chips
Whisk together wet ingredients in small bowl and set aside (make sure
pumpkin and maple syrup are at room temperature when you add the coconut oil to prevent it from clumping). Combine all dry ingredients except for chocolate chips in medium size bowl, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold together until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips and place batter in fridge for 20 minutes to harden. Using small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion balls onto parchment lined dish. Store in fridge.
Yield 28-30 small balls.
With Valentine’s day coming up I decided to make these yummy raspberry gems. I’ve made a similar version to this before without protein powder but I love trying to create a healthy treat with an extra protein boost so I altered my old recipe and they turned out great! See the recipe below.
• ½ Cup old fashioned oats
• ½ Cup raw cashews
• ⅔ Cup Slightly thawed raspberries
• 1 Scoop (30g) LeanFit CompleteGreens protein powder
• 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
• 140g Dark Chocolate, chopped
• 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
Set raspberries out to thaw for about 15 minutes. In food processor add oats and cashews and process until little bits. Add protein powder, slightly thawed raspberries and maple syrup, process again until you get a paste like texture. Line a cookie sheet or flat surface with parchment paper and using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion out truffles onto parchment lined dish. Place in freezer to set for about 30 minutes. Combine your chocolate over double boiler and melt, stir in coconut oil until melted and remove from heat. Remove truffles from freezer, if needed roll slightly with hands to smooth out ball shape. Coat each truffle with chocolate and place back onto parchment lined dish, sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or chopped nuts if desired *see note. I used freeze dried pomegranate seeds chopped up. Drizzle with extra chocolate if desired. Can be stored in fridge or freezer (If storing in freezer, allow 20-30 minutes to thaw before serving). Yield 18 truffles.
*NOTE: If you would like to sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or nuts make sure as soon as you coat 1 truffle in chocolate sprinkle prepared topping onto chocolate before it hardens.
Pumpkin balls in my new cute pumpkin ramkin 🎃 These balls were so delicious they didn’t last long! Recipe below⬇️
Pumpkin Protein Balls 🎃
•½ cup natural peanut butter (can sub with any nut/seed butter)
•½ cup pure pumpkin puree
•¼ cup VitaFiber IMO syrup*
•¾ cup large flake oats
•¼ cup oat flour
•2 Scoops (60g) LeanFit CompleteGreen protein powder
•1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside. In saucepan over medium heat melt together peanut butter and syrup *(VitaFiber syrup can be subbed with any sticky sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, macros will change) until smooth, remove from heat and stir in pumpkin puree until smooth (you can skip the heating if you have smooth enough nut butter). Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and mash together with a fork until well combined. Roll into balls and place on parchment lined dish (I used a small cookie dough scoop to make my balls – so easy!). Place in fridge to harden up. I was able to get 32 balls with my small scoop, portion as you like.
And another protein truffle recipe for you because it’s Christmas week aka truffle week 😂 Today’s truffles are chocolate mint! Because chocolate and mint are bomb .com ✌
Chocolate Mint Protein Truffles
•1/2 cup sunbutter or nut/seed butter of choice
•1/3 cup LeanFit Protein Chocolate whey
•1/3 cup ground flax seed
•3 Medjool dates
•1Tbsp VitaFiber IMO syrup or maple syrup/honey
•2 Tbsp cocoa powder
•1/2 tsp pure mint extract
Process all ingredients in food processor. Form balls with hands. Drizzle with chocolate if desired. Yield 12.
It’s that time of the year again to make truffles! These are super simple to make. They are also vegan, grain and gluten free!
Gingerbread Protein Truffles
•1/2 cup peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
•1/3 cup LeanFit Protein CompleteGreen protein powder
•1/3 cup ground flax seeds
•3 Medjool dates
•1 tsp ginger
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 tsp nutmeg
•1/4 tsp cloves
Process all ingredients in food processor, scraping sides down as needed until you get crumbly dough that sticks together. Roll into tablespoon sized balls. Yield 14 balls. I also rolled in cocoa powder and hemp hearts.
Testing out the new LeanFit All-in-One protein powder. It taste very similar to their completegreen protein but also has whey in it. The ingredients are so nutritious; you can read more about it here and you can order it here on Amazon.ca if you hurry now you can save $3 for a limited time only!
We are heading on a road trip this weekend so I experimented with some protein balls and they turned out delicious! Recipe below.
•1 cup oats
•½ cup oat flour (ground oats)
•½ cup LeanFit All-in-One protein powder (whey or plant based can be subbed)
• 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
•1 Tbsp chia seeds
•2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
•Pinch Himalayan salt
•½ cup almond butter or nut butter of choice
•½ cup VitaFiber Syrup (Honey, maple syrup, agave, etc. can be subbed)
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•Water or milk if needed
Combine oats, oat flour, protein powder, seeds (hemp, chia and seeds are optional), salt and cinnamon in bowl and set aside. In medium saucepan over low-med heat combine nut butter, sweetener and vanilla until pliable (sometimes you can skip the heat if you have soft enough ingredients). Combine dry ingredients into nut butter mixture and knead together with hands adding water or milk if need; it should be like dough. Roll into balls or press into pan to cut bars. I made 12 orbs.
Macros: Per serving (using VitaFiber and LeanFit All-in-One)
Calories: 169 | Carb: 22g (Fiber: 11g / Sugar: 2g ) | Fat: 9g | Protein: 8g