Recently my husband asked me if I could pick up some protein bars for him next time I'm at the store. Of course, me being me, I wanted to try a homemade version before throwing money into commercial bars that have unnecessary "filler" ingredients.
Using caloriecount.com's recipe analyzer, we were able to choose a recipe with a high protein and fiber content and very little sodium. The sodium and protein content will vary depending on the brand of peanut butter and fiber/protein powder you use. We used Full Circle Organic Creamy Unsweetened Peanut Butter (only contains peanuts and salt!) and Garden of Life Raw Fiber (Beyond Organic Fiber) powder. Using these ingredients, the recipe analyzer says one serving of these little protein balls contains 7.8 grams of fiber and 9.2 grams of protein!
Combining only four ingredients in a food processor will get you on your way.
Blend until it's all well combined.
Make sure the texture is firm enough to hold its shape, adjusting ingredients if needed.
Roll into balls and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter & Date Protein Balls
Recipe adapted from Vegan Family Recipes
Recipe makes 10 servings.
10 tablespoons (1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp) organic natural peanut butter, creamy
12 dates, pitted
4 tsp. chia seeds, ground
2 level scoops raw fiber powder (Garden of Life brand)
Blend all ingredients in food processor until well combined.
Using a small scoop, form into 20 balls.