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Are on a healthy eating spree and want a healthy but interesting, nonconventional snacking option? Are you determined to eat healthy but are bored of eating the same old fruits, salads, and juices in between the meal? Are you looking out for a high protein snack? Are you looking out for a high protein post workout snack, which will provide you with instant energy without making you feel guilty? If you have answered yes to any one or more of the about questions, read on to find a hip and happening guilt free high protein snack. Ingredients 1 cup rolled oatmeals 1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4th cup flax seeds
1/4th cup chocolate chips
1/3rd cup organic honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon chia seeds Recipe Dry roast the oatmeals on a pan and let them cool down. This step is completely optional but is highly recommended. Dry roasting the oatmeals do to take much of your time, but it makes a huge difference by enhancing the flavors of this recipe.
Pour all the ingredients together in a large bowl, once the oatmeals reach room temperature. Remember, since the recipe contains temperature sensitive ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate chips, it’s important that all the ingredients are at the same temperature, else these ingredients might melt and affect the recipe (not to forget, it would create a mess!)
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
Cover and chill in the fridge for an hour. This will harden the mixture a bit, making it easier to roll them into balls. Remember to place the mixture in the fridge, not in the freezer else it will harden up the ingredients making it tough to roll them into balls. Covering the bowl is important else it will dry up the top layer. Take the bowl out of the fridge and roll it into small balls. You can pat your palms with peanut or almond meal to make the rolling process easier. Chill them in the fridge. These protein packed high energy balls can be stored in your fridge for up to a week. Health benefits This recipe is gluten free and rich in proteins. Following are a few more reasons to savor these energy packed balls.
Oatmeals: Rich in fiber and protein, thus helpful to reduce weight. Oats also contain minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. To know more benefits of oats, click here. Peanut butter: Rich in protein and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium etc. It is a healthy alternative to regular butter. If you use natural and organic peanut butter, it would only contain peanuts and no added oils, emulsifiers or sugar. To know more benefits of peanut butter, click here. Flax seeds: Rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamin B complex, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. To know more benefits of flax seeds, click here.
Chocolate chips: Rich in proteins and minerals. Contains large amount of antioxidants, elevates mood, reduces anxiety. To know more benefits of chocolate, click here. Organic Honey: Healthy alternative to regular white sugar (contains 38.2% of fructose, 31.3% of glucose) To know more benefits of organic honey, click here.
Chia seeds: Rich in dietary fibre and polyunsaturated fatty acids and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. To know more benefits of chia seeds, click here. Notes Nuts: In case you are allergic to peanuts, you can use any other butter like almond butter, for instance.
Chocolate chips: In case you don’t like chocolate or are an extreme health freak (if you are an exceptional person) you can ignore the chocolate chips, or substitute the regular chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips. Dark chocolate chips is a healthier option compared to regular chocolate chips, as it contains lesser sugar and more chocolate. Sweetener: Just in case you are a vegan or don’t like the taste of honey, you can replace honey with any other sweetener. Brown sugar is a good and healthy alternative for honey.
Other additions: This recipe is very flexible and you can add any other ingredient as per your taste and mood. For instance, you are free to add toasted coconut flakes, other nuts and raisins etc. Like I said, this recipe is very flexible and has multiple uses and benefits. Do let me what variation did you make and how did it benefit you?
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