a. love a punch of protein once in awhile, throughout the day
b. insist on following the rule of ingesting protein within the 30 minutes after you swim laps
c. enjoy bite sized treats but are out of dried cherries and
d. feel good when you feed your children quality snacks instead of nutritionally void ones
...then you've got to try this quick and easy Nut Butter Ball recipe.
My friend Lindsey introduced me to these pieces of paradise that fit right in your palm, and I'd like to introduce you to them, too.
So bloggy friends, meet Nut Butter Balls:
In a medium bowl mix together:
2 c of nut butters (any combination of almond, sunflower, peanut, cashew, hazelnut, etc. I recommend getting that in bulk at your local whole food store. I used all almond, but would have used another if I had some on hand.)
1/3-1/2 c honey or agave nectar (I used mostly honey with a dallop of agave.)
1/4-1/2 c flax (optional but highly recommended for nutritional purposes)
Then add in 1/2-3/4 c flour (Enough so that the mixture resembles playdough. It shouldn't stick to your fingers. I was fine with 1/2 c whole wheat flour.)
Form mixture into 1 1/2-2 in balls and roll in unsweetened coconut flakes. Or wheat germ.
And there you go.
At that point, feel free to pat yourself on the back and hollar, BAM! Or grab one of your children (or pets) and spin around in the kitchen singing, "We are the Champions."
Or, just eat one, smile and thank me later.