Chocolate coconut dipped protein balls

Happy hump day!
I just got to the coffee shop where I need to get some work done, but wanted to link up with Jenn and share these little ballz of goodness, hehe.

… If you’ve been reading for awhile, you can probably tell I really like to snack on protein ballz. I’ve posted a pumpkin flavor, & traditional. I make these ALOT. But, I had to share another! 1) They are easy! 2) Super customizable! possibilities are endless & 3) Their so good! Simple enough right? 😉

>> So, how about protein ballz that are dipped in a creamy chocolate coconut mixture? … { yum } 😀 <<

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Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla
  • coconut shreds {optional}
  • chocolate of your choice for melting*
  • 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil

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Directions:

  • Mix together all ingredients {besides the chocolate, coconut oil + shred} Place mixture in fridge for 30 mins

For the chocolate:

  • On the stove, in a double broiler, place 1-2 tbsp. of coconut oil in the pan, let it melt. ADD chocolate.
  • Stir until creamy
  • Take protein mixture from fridge & form it into ball.
  • Place protein ball into chocolate dipping sauce
  • Cool on parchment paper

EAT & ENJOY !

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** Note: You may eat these in one sitting 🙂 Something about the creamy chocolate coconut sauce. But it’s A-OK.

Head over to Jenn’s blog to see what else is cookin’ / baking 🙂 lot’s of yum!

xx

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WIAW: Peanut butter + coconut protien ballz

Happy hump day!
Whenever Wednesday rolls around, I can’t help but think how fast time is flying. September is almost over!
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I am over at Starbucks today trying to switch things up! It’s always good to break out of your usually routine.

I haven’t done a WIAW post in a while and thought I’d share another ball recipe 😀 They are great! 😉
They are perfect for on the go, before a workout & a little nibble with coffee!

Also, it doesn’t hurt when you know all the ingredients that are in them. Yay for clean eating!

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  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla {depending on how strong you prefer that flavor}
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips* coco shreds for rolling-Mix together, place in fridge for 30 minutes until it’s nice and firm
    Then, scoop out dough + make round ballz + roll in coconut shreds { optional }
    Place in a container.. grab + go .. enjoy!IMG_4656
    ENJOY!
    I am wishing I packed one with me to enjoy with my Americano right now ;-)off to get some work done.

    xx

WIAW: On the pumpkin train + pumpkin protein ballz

Hey Hey! Happy hump day ya’ll 🙂
Can’t believe we’re already half way through the week! Thanks to that extra day off we all had.

So far this week, I’ve already consumed lots of pumpkin. And I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon. It’s such a fun and versatile flavor.
I said on Monday I had my eyes on a few things.. boy do I!


>> But here’s some of my most recent pumpkin consumptions 🙂 <<
Stirring it into my daily yogurt snack, mixed in with some peanut butter, honey and topped with a sweet potato, coconut + some chocolate chips!
Lots of orange going on which means vitamin C and beta-carotene.IMG_5929

.. Enjoying it in smoothies .. IMG_5938

// & most recent, some protein balls! ..

picmonkey_image (12)I saw this recipe from shape magazine + tweaked a few things. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave <— I used honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder <— I used chocolate*
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    { with addition of some sunflower seeds }

    Directions:

    In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, pumpkin, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in protein powder, oats, and chocolate chips. Dough will be sticky. Refrigerate until easier to handle,  { I suggest letting them sit in fridge over night }. Roll dough into balls, then press between your hands to make a cookie shape. Keep stored in a container in the fridge.

They are just the right balance between: pumpkin, chocolate & some pb.

George even liked them! and he really is not on the pumpkin train.. so trust me on this! 😉

Hope you have a great day, off to get something’s done.

xx

QOTD:

Are you a lover of pumpkin? Or could care less?
What’s your favorite way to eat it?!