Our classes are wrapped up for 2014 and while we countdown to our kick off of Jan 2015 (don’t forget we have a double promo of $80 off your 12 week program or $50 off your 8 week program!), I am busy experimenting in my kitchen with healthy holiday treats.
One of my chicks asked me recently for a holiday flavored homemade protein bar. I absolutely love my no bake cookie dough bites so started to play with the recipe to see what I could come up with….and these babies were worth the errors (let’s just say eggnog balls are not a fun flavor!)
These jolly gingerbread protein balls are not only packed with fibre, protein & healthy fats (a perfect Complete in 3 rule approved snack for our upcoming Total Body Clean Up Challenge!) but a serious flavor punch. You actually feel like you are having a gingerbread cookie!
CHICK FEED: Jolly Gingerbread Protein Balls
- 3/4 cup gluten free oat flour
- 1 scoop of chai flavoured whey protein (if you do not have chai protein powder, use vanilla and add chai spice or gingerbread spice (ie ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, all spice) found at Bulk
- 2 TBSP almond milk
- 1 TBSP of melted coconut oil
- 1 TBSP of melted cashew butter
- 1 tsp stevia or 2 tbsp coconut sugar (if using stevia, start small and add if needed)
- Pour the coconut oil, milk, melted cashew butter and sweetener in bowl. Give a whisk.
- Add in flour, protein powder and spice and mix. It should be very sticky (I like to just use my hands.). The consistency will depend on protein powder. If too dry, simply add a splash of water until forms a big cookie dough ball. If too wet, add more oat flour
- Seperate in 6 even sections. Roll into balls and place on parchment paper
- Place in freezer for 10 min to set (if you can wait that long!)
- Vegan Approved! If you are a vegan these are a perfect protein snack. Just make sure your protein powder of choice is vegan approved:)
- Nut Free Options! If you can’t have nuts, not to worry. Just sub for sunflower seed butter, tahini or an extra tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Make cookies or bars. I always like balls shapes for personal preference but these can easily be made into cookies or bars. Whip out your gingerbread shapes and bring them to a holiday party…the options are endless!
Laura, your Head Chick