Monday, May 29, 2017

LOW CARB POWER BALLS RECIPE



I have discovered that since I’ve started eating low carb/keto, I don’t need the same amount of food I did before. Overall, I eat much less and I’m hardly ever hungry as long as I eat my meals on time. But the truth is, ee all need snacks at some point, despite a reduced appetite.

I like things that are easy to take along in the car, even if I need an ice pack to set them on. Small, bite-sized snacks that are easy to eat on the road.



My friend Becky from WineAndDuctTape.com recently visited me from North Carolina. She told me that she had a snack she couldn’t get enough of. Something she made all the time that was her fall-back snack.

She told me the ingredients and I just sort of took that list and ran with it, eventually reducing it to three, simple ingredients.

I will say that while these are very good and very filling, they do leave you a little thirsty due to the protein powder. So I always make sure I have my water jug with me when I enjoy these. But honestly, I can see why she’s so obsessed with these things. They are crazy good! I feel like I’m cheating, but I’m actually really on track. I’ve even enjoyed these for dessert! Can’t beat that with a stick!


Serves: approx. 45 balls
Ingredients
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate protein powder
1 cup low carb chocolate (I used Lily's)
Instructions
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the protein powder and peanut butter. Stir until you can knead with your hands without the peanut butter sticking to you. It will turn into a play dough-like consistency. You should have a clean bowl when you are done mixing.
Ball up the dough into balls that are about 1 rounded teaspoon in size.
Freeze for 2 hours.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (not wax paper, they are not the same thing.)
Melt your chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If not completely melted, return to the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is completely melted. Stirring is critical to know when the chocolate is really melted. If you don't stir, you will burn your chocolate.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet. Return to the freezer until the chocolate hardens.
Transfer to a food-safe storage container and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate. Data is for 1 ball.):

Low Carb Power Balls Recipe
source:https://www.thatslowcarb.com/low-carb-power-balls-recipe/#_a5y_p=6117190



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