Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More balls!!!

I had another go at making some protein balls over the weekend. They have the same basic ingredients as my first ones, which you can check out here, but I put a new twist on it. I added chocolate and walnuts and used peanut butter instead of almond. I'm crazy like that, I like to switch up my nuts. Variety is the spice of life!

Chocolate Peanut Oat Protein Balls
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups natural peanut butter
1/3 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 scoop Original VEGA WHO
1/2 cup walnuts 

Combine all dry ingredients and stir until evenly distributed. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until fully combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then shape into balls. 

They will keep for a week, but I doubt you will keep them that long. Lol I sure didn't. I made about 20 but it depends on how big you like your balls. I was recently asked why I didn't make them into bars? My response was "then I can't get people to taste my balls!" LOL Its the joke that keeps on giving.

Tornado Salad
I made 2 of these salads one night after a killer workout. I didn't feel bad because it was mostly mixed greens, but I topped it with my Mexican Fried Quinoa with Lentils plus some cucumber, salsa and hemp seeds. Nutritious and filling dinner.

Homemade brown rice sushi

I threw together some poorly rolled brown rice sushi rolls. Personally I like white rice sushi the best, but I don't eat white rice very much. Sorta special occasion rice nowadays. I had limited sushi ingredients so I used cucumber, avocado, mixed greens, veganaise and chili flakes. Super yummy, although next time I'd opt out of the veganaise. It was good but unnecessary. 

Have you joined Pinterest? I just joined this week and am fully addicted. Its a cool way to organize all the things you see online. You can create boards, like a cork board that you pin stuff too. I'm enjoying it thus far. Check it out!





  1. In your recipe for chocolate peanut oat protein balls, what is "original vega who?"

    1. Original Vega WHO is Vega Whole Health Optimizer. I guess i should have clarified. lol you can sub in the protein powder of your choice. Or if you have none, leave it out! I like an extra punch of protein. :)

  2. I'll have to make the Chocolate Peanut Oat Protein Balls for after my running clinic.

    1. Oh Annie you will be totally addicted!!! I have to give them away cuz I eat them ALL. lol