Two-bite Cashew Butter Protein Balls
1 cup old fashioned oats (NOT steel-cut, quick or instant oats)
⅔ cup cashew butter, no sugar added
½ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup your fave protein powder
2 Tbsp each: flax seeds (freshly ground if possible), hemp seeds/hearts
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then place “dough” in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
Roll into approx 12 balls (two-bite sized).
Store protein balls in the fridge for up to one week – if they last that long!
- Any other nut butter will work, but use seed butter for a nut-free option.
- Vegan protein would work fine, but the texture is often “gritty” so whey protein may work best for this – look for high quality, organic & grassfed.
- Don’t be tempted to skip the relatively small amount of natural liquid sweetener as it offers a bit of much-needed carbohydrate for post-workout recovery AND it helps the dough to stick together 🙂