ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
5 ingredients. Mix and refrigerate.
My original version of these power balls packs fiber and healthy fat power, but these quickies are protein+complex carb rich. I love bringing these to parties because they look and taste yummy, but they are secretly healthful!
Keep in mind that I usually eye ball my measurements, so recognize that this recipe is 1) to taste and 2) extremely forgiving (as are most of my recipes that I post)
- 1 1/2 C oats
- 3/4 nut butter
- 2 Tbsp honey (you can use raw honey OR if you need something leaner this is a sugar free honey out there that is an imitation honey and its delicious)
- 1/2 C extra-dark chocolate chips OR sugar-free chocolate morsels
- 1 scoop low-carb chocolate protein (I use Beverly International UMP for this because it has a creamy texture)
- optional: 1 heaping Tbsp sugar free hot fudge
Really great tips:
- when you mix this, use your hands (the warmth of your hand melts the butter a bit so that it combines better with the oats)
- when rolling these into balls, mash it in your fists back and forth (the warmth of your hand melts the butter a bit so that it combines better with the oats)
- you may need to add more nut butter or honey if your batch needs more sticking power
- pop these in the fridge for an hour before serving
Hash brown sticks for on the go, but even cleaner yet are these waffle iron sweet potato hash browns!
- 1 large sweet potato, shredded (Use a grater, or food processor for shredding. I used a mandolin and they still turned out great)
- 3 tbsp of flour (you can use any flour of your choice. I like coconut, garbanzo bean, oat, almond, buckwheat and quinoa flours)
- Butter flavored zero calorie cooking spray (I love Emeril Lagasse’s zero calorie Buttery cooking spray) OR olive oil OR vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 2 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and 1 tsp salt
- Preheat your *waffle iron on a low or medium low setting *(if you do not have a waffle iron, see below for my variations)
- Pat your shredded sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel – get that moisture out!
- Sprinkle the flour and mix (by hand is fine). I call it a dough, it starts feeling that way.
- Once heated, spray with cooking spray then layer the shredded sweet potato on the iron. Thickness mar vary by waffle iron, but I’d say about 1/4″ or less, then you smoosh it down when you close the iron.
- Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until brown and crisp on the outside. The first one is always a botch, so don’t be discouraged!
*If you want to form these for frying, mix 3-4 heaping tablespoons oat flour (you can use any flour of your choice. I like coconut, garbanzo bean, oat , almond, buckwheat and quinoa flours) and then form into logs. I like to squish my logs down so they are thinner and crispier.
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On task for eating clean, here is another protein oatmeal recipe.
- 1/2 cup raw oats, cooked according to package
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp sugar free coconut flavor extract or sugar free coconut coffee-flavoring liquid
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Stir the ingredients into the hot cooked oatmeal and enjoy!
TIP: Now is not the time to go OCD on the stirring or else the oatmeal could get very tacky and cold. 🙂
Easy power packed oatmeal.
1 cup raw oats or quick oats
1 scoop vanilla whey or soy protein (I like GNC pro whey, EAS whey, or Beverly Int’l)
Follow the package instructions to cook the oatmeal with desired amount of water. Once cooked, stir in the protein till blended. TIP: Don’t spend a ton of time stirring, you will end up cooling the oatmeal down and it will become dense, sticky and cold.
Toss 2 pounds sweet potatoes (cut into wedges) with 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons each [raw] brown sugar and [kosher]salt, 1/4 teaspoon each cumin and chili powder, and a pinch of cayenne [be brave, I love cayenne]. Roast cut-side down on a baking sheet in a 425 degree oven until crisp, 30 minutes, turning once.
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