Are you trying to stick to your Clean Eating and/or healthy goals for 2015? I’m right there with ya, girl. However, sometimes, I’ve got the hankering for something a little bit sweet and don’t want to blow all the hard work I’ve been doing. While this Almond Butter Protein Balls recipe is no Zoe’s Kitchen chocolate chip cookie, it is a nice little treat to take away the sugar rush urge.
These Paleo and Clean Eating approved Almond Butter Protein Balls use all natural ingredients and can be whipped up very quickly. When I had Magen over to shoot these little protein balls, she raved about how her kids would love these! I hope that you guys love them for a pre-workout snack or your kids can enjoy them for an after-school snack.
- 1 cup all natural almond butter
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup coconut flour
- Finely ground flaxseeds (optional)
- coconut flakes
- In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients.
- Roll into small balls.
- Roll the formed balls in coconut flakes or simply dust tops with flakes.
- Place in freezer to firm up quickly if desired.
If you’ve never heard of Flaxseed before, it may be time to check it out. It’s very easy to incorporate into smoothies, yogurt, and these protein balls! Flaxseed may help fight heart disease, breast cancer, and diabetes! Flaxseeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats), lignans (antioxidant qualities), and fiber (fills you up!).
How are you doing with your healthy eating? Have you found any new healthy snacks or treats like these you can’t live without?
**Thanks to Magen Davis Photography for these shots!