So it is morning and you are rushing to get out the door. You’re about to be late to work, again. There is no time for breakfast as you struggle to put on your shoes and look for your car keys. Finally arriving to work, you sit at your desk and take a deep breath before you get started on your daily tasks but your stomach starts to growl. “It’s going to be a long morning”, you think to yourself!
Sound familiar? Seems as if you need a satisfying yet quick snack to tide you over until lunch time. Peanut Butter Protein Snacks are the perfect option to offer protein, fiber, and fats. Can’t forget the sweet taste of honey that is added into the mix to quench any sweet tooth. With a little bit of time set aside for meal prepping each week, a big batch of protein balls can be made in less than an hour!
Protein can be found from the peanut butter but the main form is from the protein powder. Unflavored or vanilla are the best options to use but chocolate would work as well. Personally, my protein powder comes from plants since I do not consume whey protein. My sweet mother, uses whey protein and does not notice much of a difference. My favorite brand for these balls can be found here. There are many other options of protein powders available, comment below and let me know what kinds you prefer or try in your recipe.
Besides protein, peanut butter is the main source of fats. Fats are needed in the diet to assist in cell membrane formation, provide a source of energy, and assist with hormones production. These snacks can be made with either creamy or crunchy peanut butter. My preference is to use half creamy and half crunchy from an all natural source that has no added ingredients besides peanuts. My next batch is going to be made from almond butter. Stay tuned for an update!
Along with fat, fiber helps the stomach feel full longer. Fiber is sourced from the ground flaxseed meal and chia seeds which aid in digestion and regulation. In addition, fiber has been shown to support cholesterol levels as well as maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
These snacks are great sources of vital nutrients and can be eaten anytime you are in a hurry. For breakfast, it is best to eat 1-2 balls with either an apple, banana, or another fruit or vegetable to make the quick meal as balanced as possible! Check out the recipe for additional nutrient breakdown.
Enjoy with Much Love,