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Protein-Packed Nut Butter Power Balls

Protein-Packed Nut Butter Power Balls

Looking for a healthy snack that actually tastes good? These Nut Butter Surprises will be your new fave!  A balanced snack, just like a meal, should include three main components: protein, fat, and fibre. These delicious bite-sized delights have all three of those main nutrients. The protein comes from unflavoured protein powder, as well as almond butter; the flax and sunflower seeds add some healthy omegas (fats); and the fibre comes from the flax, seeds, coconut, and oats. Plus, we've added cocoa powder to up the antioxidant and magnesium content, and also to give them great flavour, and dried cranberries for the perfect amount of tart sweetness. To top it all off, we've sweetened these snacks with honey, an all natural, healthier sweetener that won't spike your blood sugars!
The outcome? Delicious Nut Butter Surprises that are perfect for kids, adults, and everyone in between. They're especially handy to take on-the-go with you to avoid stopping at drive-thrus or picking up a bag of potato chips. They will satisfy your hunger, not cause cravings, and keep you steady until your next meal. Try making a batch today and let us know what you think!
1/2 cup unflavoured protein powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup ground flax
1 cup cocoa powder or carob powder
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup large oat flakes
1 cup almond butter or sunflower butter
1 cup honey  

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the dry ingredients (everything EXCEPT almond butter/sunflower butter and honey/agave) and pulse a few times. Then, add the nut butter and honey/agave nectar to the dry mixture and process to combine. Roll into balls. If mixture is too dry, moisten with a little water. Enjoy!

You can find all of these products at your nearest Goodness Me! location! Click here to find your nearest store. Or, check for the products online. By: Sandy Pomeroy, Goodness Me! Cooking Instructor
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Laurie - March 1, 2016

I agree with Shirley, knowing the nutritional value of your recipes would be very useful. As for myself I need to know how much sugar and protein is in a serving before I make it. So without this information I probably wouldn’t bother trying them. Just because it looks and sounds healthy it doesn’t fit everyones needs without having the proper information to make good choices.

Katie Mitton - March 1, 2016

Hi Shirley, we don’t count calories—we make calories count! :) Since all of the ingredients are healthy and whole, we often find we don’t have a need for nutritional tables—however, we can acquire them if customers are interested for certain recipes.

Shirley Richard - March 1, 2016

Sounds like a good recipe. But wouldn’t a ‘nutritional table’ be helpful?

Elaine - March 1, 2016

Would the recipe work if I didn’t add in the protein powder… should I substitute something else?

Katie Mitton - March 1, 2016

Hi Laurie, we agree with you! As I mentioned this is something we are working on so please stay tuned for updates :)

Katie Mitton - March 1, 2016

Hi there Elaine, the recipe would work without the protein powder—but the protein content would not be as high. The recipe might also be a bit more wet without the protein powder—but you could add more coconut, flax, or other dry ingredients to make up that 1/2 cup of protein powder. I hope this helps!

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