I came across this delicious flavor of pea protein, vanilla Toffee from Now Sports. I blended it in my coffee, made a shake with it and then decided to make protein balls! They came out delicious and are super easy to make! They definitely satisfy your sweet tooth but are packed with protein so you don’t eat too many!
- 1/2 cup Now Sports Vanilla Toffee pea protein
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of flaxmeal
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Roll into one inch balls and keep in the fridge. You can also store them in a freezer bag and freeze them to keep longer. These are a great snack to eat when you are headed to the gym or even post-workout! Enjoy!
Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods we can eat, combine that with black beans and you have a protein punch! Quinoa is rich in iron, fiber, magnesium and lysine. This is a great dinner to make if you are short on time and just want to “whip up” something quick and healthy!
•1 tbs olive oil
•5 cloves of garlic, chopped
•1 yellow onion, chopped
•1 green bell pepper, chopped
•1 15 oz can of low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
•1 cup quinoa
•2 cups water
•1 tbs apple cider vinegar
•Spices: smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, cumin
Boil the water and quinoa and prepare as directed on the bag. In another pan, sautée the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add the peppers and cook until translucent. Then add the black beans, vinegar and spices and stir. Cook on low about 5 minutes.
Serve over a serving of quinoa and top with your favorite hot sauce! Enjoy!
What better way to spend a cold, snowed in evening than with some chocolate chip cookies that will warm up your night? These cookies go from scratch to your mouth in less than 20 minutes! Not only are they dairy free, but they are packed with protein and fiber that will keep you full after only a couple! So, kick up your feet and enjoy these with a cup of tea or hot cocoa by the roaring fireplace!
Ingredients (Pre-heat oven to 350)
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup Earth Balance
1/3 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups of oat flour
1/4 cup of agave syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips
Combine all of the ingredients, roll into balls and bake for 12 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Enjoy!