It’s hard to say what’s the hardest part about getting fit, maybe it’s the endless hours of weightlifting or maybe it’s the torture of running on a treadmill? No, more than anything, the hardest part of getting fit has to be giving up the delicious (mostly sweet) food.

What follows below will provide you with a recipe for a super sweet, healthy, protein packed snack that will have your sweet tooth forever satisfied.

Note: These protein snack balls contain nut protein, meaning they should be kept away from anyone with an almond or tree nut allergy. However, the nut protein in this recipe can be replaced with almost any brand of your favorite protein powder.


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This recipe is gluten free and stove free. To make these delicious protein snack balls you will need 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup, 1 cup of gluten free oatmeal, ½  a tablespoon of almond butter, 1/3 of a cup of dark chocolate chips, 1 scoop of protein powder (Gluten Free Protein Powder).

You will also need 1 large mixing bowl, 1 whisk, 1 large resealable container and a large appetite.


The first thing you will need to do is put the gluten free oatmeal into a blender and set it to pulse. Blend the oats until they resemble a fine powder; if there are still a few bits of oats don’t worry the recipe will still work. Next mix your almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil together in a large mixing bowl.

When the wet ingredients are fully mixed together, add in the dry oat meal powder slowly, using a whisk mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, then slowly add in the chocolate chips as you see necessary.

Next, roll the mixture into a few small balls of goodness. At first they might seem like they will not hold together, but, don’t worry in just a little bit they will be ready to eat. After you have made these small balls, place them on some parchment paper to set.

After you have let these balls sit for about 5 minutes, make some space for them in the fridge.  Try to make sure they do not touch each other just yet; if they do they will stick together. Leave the balls in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.

Once these delicious protein balls have cooled for about 10 minutes they will be ready to enjoy, but, be careful. As fast as these delicious protein balls were to make, they disappear even faster. Place these snacks in an airtight container and then place them on the counter or in the fridge for storage.

This recipe makes 12-16 depending on the ball size.

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