Eating enough protein is important, especially if you're on a diet and looking to muscle up a bit. But if you find yourself in a time crunch or you've had a really intense workout, it can be difficult to muster the time or energy to even get out the blender for a protein shake, let alone make an omelet. Skip the need to wash dishes with these excellent, easy protein powder peanut butter balls, which you can prepare ahead of time and grab for breakfast or a post-workout snack:
- 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 2 scoops Naturade Pea Protein, Chocolate
Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Using your hands or a melon-baller, shape the mixture into about 25 walnut-sized spheres. Then, place the protein balls onto a parchment- or wax paper-lined container so they are separated between layers and won't stick together. Freeze for at least two hours before enjoying. These high-protein snacks don't keep well if left out, so keep them frozen until you are ready for a post-workout protein boost. You can use any of your favorite protein powders in this recipe, but a great option is Naturade 100% Whey in Chocolate.