One of the most difficult parts of any fitness journey is changing the way you think about food. Cutting certain foods out of your diet and incorporating new ones is a challenge for many people, so don't feel alone if you also struggle with this. Here at AstroFlav we want to help you along your fitness journey by providing you with delicious (and healthy) recipes that will keep you dedicated to your fitness journey while allowing you to enjoy what you eat. This week's Healthier You recipe is for peanut butter protein balls! These are a great mid-day pick-me-up snack. We like to include a few scoops of our IsoMix Whey Protein Isolate in the recipe for a delicious boost of protein. We hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Yields 12 truffles
1 cup Peanut Butter
½ cup IsoMix Whey Protein Isolate in French Vanilla
⅓ cup Honey
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ cup Peanuts (optional)
3 ounces Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
3 tbsp Honey or confectioners sugar
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1. Combine the peanut butter, protein powder, sweetener, and vanilla. Mix these ingredients in a food processor or blender until it forms a soft dough.
2. Form 1-inch balls and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet or a plate. If needed, you can add more protein powder if the dough is too wet, or a splash of your preferred milk to make the dough more malleable.
3. Place the balls in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to make the mixture more firm and less sticky.
4. To prepare the chocolate coating, place the chocolate, sweetener, and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring intermittently.
5. Take out the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Using a toothpick, dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate and coat the outside. Place the chocolate coated balls on parchment paper and remove the toothpick. Place back in the freezer for one hour.
6. When ready to enjoy, take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and serve as a snack or dessert. Store in the fridge/freezer for optimal freshness and to prevent the chocolate from melting.
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