This recipe was sort of advertised as a "pre-workout snack". If you have a solid digestive track, and can eat on the run (literally) -- great for you!!!!! However, I learned that this is a better "recovery snack" -- when I noshed 2 of these down last week prior to swimming a mile.
I felt like I was going to throw up throughout the entire swim. Or drown. Or both.
So here is my POST-workout Recovery snack! It's a great combination of nutrients as it's high in protein and has a little bit a carbohydrate to keep feeding your brain (I am exaggerating the importance of carbs, as I know some athletes that try eliminating carbs for weight loss. And it's unhealthy. I'm not saying you need to nosh on donuts and spaghetti. But you need a balanced amount of nutrients.) These balls also contain flax seeds - which has omega 3 fatty acids and fiber!
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- (optional 3 Tbsp dark mini chocolate chips) -- this isn't even neccessary, as they taste good without!
Serving = 1 ball
Calories = 84
Total Fat = 5 g
Saturated Fat = 1 g
Trans Fat = 0 g
Cholesterol = 3 mg
Sodium = 28
Total Carbohydrate = 8 g
Dietary Fiber = 1 g
Sugars = 6 g
Protein = 4 g
Hope everyone is having a great week! I wish I could send a little of the warmth Arizona is currently hogging up to my family and friends in the Midwest. Or to my husband in Colorado. It's in the mid-90's all week!