If you are like me, then you are always looking for a healthy snack on the go. For the longest time I bought protein bars in Whole Foods or on amazon. I have found saving $3 a bar is not only great for my wallet, but I can use the ingredients that are right for my body. Pre bought bars are often loaded with soy, or sugar alcohols or other ingredients that are not good for the body such as protein in an isolate form.
I guess I just got sick and tired of wanting a boost of energy in the afternoon and not finding the right bar. So what happened? I headed to my own kitchen and started to make the magic. There are tons of protein bars I make with dates and figs but today I wanted to share a low glycemic, low sugar and protein ball that is ideal for weight loss.
Remember when you consume a grain like carbohydrate, it is best metabolized 30 minutes after a workout or before 4:30 PM. Our metabolism begins to slow down at night, and this is the reason I always suggest carbohydrates to be consumed early in the day.
I love having one of these protein balls (no baking too) with a cup of tea. This is the perfect snack for me. You can exchange the gluten free oatmeal for quinoa.
2/3 cup natural almond butter or sunbutter (if you have nut allergies)
1/3 cup unsweetened almond, hemp or coconut milk
1 scoop protein powder (I love hemp or pea protein)
1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats or (quinoa)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. The roll into balls, and place on lined baking sheet. I rolled my balls in coconut flakes, this is optional. Place the baking sheet in fridge for 30 minutes. Once the balls are cold, you can store them in an air tight container. They can last up to 3 days.
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