Sundays are made for experimenting in the kitchen. Is there anything better than researching home made post work out snacks and then heading to the shop to gather all ingredients to ensure you can have an afternoon of Mary Berry-esq creating masterpieces for the week ahead? Definitely high on the list on Sunday delights, and this little nugget of a recipe is quick, easy and fuss-free. What you’ll get in the end is some delicious post-workout protein boosts that is so good you think you’re being spoiled! Who needs pudding when you have your Peanut Butter Protein Balls?!
These will take about 10 minutes to make and you don’t even need to turn the oven on! (well, just the hob to melt the chocolate). Give them a go! What have you got to lose?
Some basic kitchen equipment like a bowl and a saucepan and a couple of spoons
Greaseproof paper and a nice tin to store them in the fridge
- 6 Tbsp of natural peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp of honey
- 1 bar of dark chocolate
- 1 cup of oats (I literally just used a small mug)
- 1 scoop (hey – see what I did there?) of Whey Protein (I used chocolate flavour)
- A splash of milk if needed
Method to the Madness
- Measure out all of the ingredients
- Put kettle on to boil – make cup of tea then use the rest of the water to simmer on the hob in order to melt the chocolate.
- Break off bits of chocolate into bowl and pop on the saucepan and melt. Avoid eating too many pieces otherwise you won’t have enough to cover the balls.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and use a splash of milk to mix together if the consistency isn’t perfect.
- Use a tablespoon to measure out some mixture and then roll into a ball.
- Drop into the melted chocolate and cover.
- Place in the tin with greaseproof paper and chill in the fridge until needed.
Then… enjoy! My days, I’m excited to go to the gym just so I can eat these.
I was inspired after reading this lovely blog – My Purple Spoon. I adapted the recipe to suit me, but if you want more of a rough idea of nutritional value, then I suggest heading over by clicking here.