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Carolina Kitchen: Chocolate almond butter protein balls

Carolina Kitchen: Chocolate almond butter protein balls (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)
Carolina Kitchen: Chocolate almond butter protein balls (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

By: Foothills Wellness Center; Dr. Joseph Picone and chef Melissa LeRoy

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana - mashed
  • 1 TBSP Cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 2 TBSP flax seed meal
  • 2 TBSP No Whey - pea protein powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned gluten free rolled oats

Instructions:

  1. Mash banana in a medium bowl and add in cocoa powder, almond butter, fax, protein powder and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Continue to mash with a fork until all ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Stir in oats.
  4. Using a small cookie scooper, form into balls.
  5. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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