. chocolate chip cookie dough protein balls .
Perfect as a pre-workout snack, these little balls will give you the energy you need to kick some serious butt during your next sweat session. Or, enjoy them anytime you need to satisfy a sweet-tooth.
Ingredients (makes 4 balls)
- ¼ cup raw, unsalted almonds
- 3 large dates
- 2 Tbsp. rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
- Throw almonds into a food processor/blender (I use the Magic Bullet short cup) and process until you reach the consistency of a medium-grain meal.
- Add dates, and process until fully combined. This may take some patience and fiddling.
- Add oats and protein powder, and process until fully combined.
- Transfer dough to a small bowl, and add in chocolate chips. It will be a little crumbly at first, but work it with your hands until everything sticks together.
- Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into balls.
- Store any unused balls in a tightly closed container in the fridge.
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