Banana Bread Protein Balls — A gluten-free and high protein snack recipe that tastes just like dessert! No added flour, sugar, or oil!
I’m mixing it up today just to keep things interesting around these parts.
And the fact that I was recovering from a weekend of fun with my southern belle.
While we were roommates during my Southern transplant days for my dietetic internship, we remained true friends, or as we like to refer to it as soul-roomies.
Saturday was a day full of shopping, walking, a concert on the waterfront, more walking, and an 11 PM dinner.
Sunday was filled with Maine-esque festivities, starting with a trip to the races.
Maine has a horse racing track, which since the Kentucky Derby was on my Southern Bucket List, this was the next best thing.
Since we were the only ones under the age of 50 or over the age of 5, we played it cool with some Bloody Marys and talked about “the good ol’ days”
Then it was off to stuff our faces with the world’s largest chocolate mousse.
Or make that Moose. We are in Maine afterall. We may or may not have gotten escorted out trying to take a bite
out of crime of Lenny for our own souvenir.
And no Maine trip is complete without a lighthouse visit.
Good thing we made a pit stop on Sunday, since the day before was the Beach to Beacon 10k, where we would have been stuck behind a parade of runners for a good portion of the day. Totally planned that too. 😉
I never ever get sick of these views. Or seafood. I guess I should pick up a part-time job as a lobsterwoman.
And now it’s time to refuel after all these Maine-iactic adventures!
I’m always on the lookout for a protein powder that I actually like, since most of the time they are chalky tasting or chock full of weird and artificial ingredients. Either way, no bueno.
So when MyProtein reached out to me for a review, I knew I had to give them a try to see if they passed my ever intensive test.
I opted for the Vanilla Stevia Impact Whey Protein since it had only three ingredients, and I’ve been a little chocolated out in the protein powder department.
And I have to say, despite the cheesy-ness that this may be My Protein.
No chalk. No funky ingredients. And ACTUALLY tastes good!
Besides sending me a ginormous bag of the good stuff, they threw in a blender bottle as well.
I’ve been doing the 21 Day Fix workouts lately, since it’s a plan I can follow and are only 30 minutes a day. A scoop of protein and some water has been my go-to recovery snack afterwards.
And my love of protein balls is no mystery either.
Or banana bread. Since I usually use applesauce instead of sweetener in my pro balls, I wanted to try get both my banana and ball fix at the same time.
That’s what she said.
And that’s how banana bread protein balls are born. The end.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1½ scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed
- ¼ cup natural nut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Combine oats, protein powder, flax, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Scoop dough into a greased mini muffin tin, or roll into balls.
- Store in the freezer, or enjoy!
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Make it a great day!
Disclaimer: I received products from MyProtein at no cost for review. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and recipes are my own.
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