My friend Stephanie passed on this recipe. I love having energy balls on hand because you can have them stashed in the freezer or refrigerator for when you need a quick pick me up or when the kids want a little treat. When I made it per the recipe, they were really sticky so I actually ended up putting it all back in the bowl and added some chopped pecans and protein powder to it. They are still a little sticky but they hold together great and taste great, so it doesn’t bother us.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Tera’s Whey)
Mix all ingredients together and form into balls. I used a big spoonful to roll. Place on parchment paper inside a glass pyrex dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.
I experimented with this one day to use up the last bit of cauliflower in the fridge. It was great! You will not taste the cauliflower. Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and it is a natural cancer fighter. And, I always love to get a veggie in with breakfast! My kids enjoyed it too!
I added the coconut oil because it is a healthy fat that not only helps you stay full for longer, but also helps your body burn fat. Coconut oil is also especially beneficial for brain health. A great way to start the day!
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana (this will create the creaminess)
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
382 Calories, 18g Fat, 7g Fiber, 23g Sugar, 23g Protein
This smoothie is the best way to start a day or perfect for a quick & filling lunch. It will give you about 5 cups for fresh vegetables and fruit! Its easy on digestion. The banana and apple add sweetness to it and the lemon loads it up with vitamin C. Give it a try!
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 serving of vanilla whey protein
- 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
- 1 handful of organic romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
- 1/2 banana (I like to do frozen banana for thicker smoothie)
- 1 small apple chopped
- 1/4 lemon with rind (if you have a powerful blender)
Blend together and enjoy this filling smoothie packed with vitamins and fiber!
310 Calories, 5g Fat, 11g Fiber, 31g Sugar, 25g Protein
- ¼ cup oats
- ¼ cup greek yogurt (I like Wallaby’s Organic)
- 2-3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ banana, smashed
Start with smashing banana, then mix in all ingredients. Store covered in your refrigerator and enjoy the next day.
220 Calories, 6g Fat, 9g Fiber, 9g Sugar, 9g Protein
- 1 cup water blended with
- 1 serving whey protein powder
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup fresh spinach (or ½ cup frozen)
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
292 Calories, 5g Fat, 10g Fiber, 21g Sugar, 25g Protein