Friday, 24 August 2012

Peanut Balls

We all need a bit of a sweet treat from time to time and whilst I wouldn't recommend eating these every day if you are on a low carb weight reduction plan, these snacks do hit that sweet spot without all the nasty saturated fats you would find in a chocolate bar.

I found this recipe on a fitness site and have modified it slightly to make the recipe a little healthier and they taste absolutely stunning. Try eating just 1 ball as a snack or even 2 for breakfast or as a recovery aid as an occasional treat. Each ball contains;

- 150 calories
- 10g fat of which, most is good oily nut fats
- 17g carbs
- 8g protein


185g All natural unsweetened Peanut Butter
1 x 25g Scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein (I personally use Diet Impact Whey (Low Carb) from
60g Agave Nectar
115g raw rolled oats


1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
2. Shape into 10 balls - you can make more or less but by splitting the mix 10 ways you hit the nutritional stats per ball above
3. Store in a refrigerator for a few hours to allow the balls to set

I suspect these will keep for quite a few days given that there is nothing in the ingredients likely to spoil but I tend to eat two of these myself and the rest of the family finishes them off as a healthy treat.

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