Great Energy Boosting Treat!

Here is a great recipe that is sure to provide you loads of energy for a good workout and also satisfy that sweet tooth! With a bit of protein and carbohydrates, these protein balls are a great on-the-go pre-workout snack!

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

Ingredients:

1 cup prunes

½ cup warm water

¼ cup natural peanut butter

1 cup soy protein powder

¼ cup ground flaxseed

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp sea salt (optional)

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup wheat germ (divided)

1. Soak prunes in warm water for 10 minutes to soften.

2. BLEND prunes and water in a food processor. Add nut butter and process until smooth.

3. Add protein powder, ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, salt, cranberries and a ¼ cup of the wheat germ to the mixture and blend thoroughly.

4. Roll dough into small balls. (size of a large gumball)

5. Roll each ball in remaining ¼ cup of wheat germ to coat.

6. Set balls on baking sheet, place in freezer for 2-4 hours to allow them to harden.

7. Remove from freezer and place balls in airtight container, store in the refrigerator.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 (1 serving=4 balls)

Calories- 180

Total Fat- 4 g (2 g saturated fat)

Protein-16 g

Carbohydrates-20 g

Dietary Fiber- 4 g

Sodium- 4 mg

Sugars- 12 g

Iron- 2 mg

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