I've been working hard to eat healthier meals and workout lately trying to loose the last little bit of pregnancy weight. For me the hardest part of the day to stick to healthy habits are when I'm wanting a snack. Especially that three to four o clock time when you are just tired and don't want anything that "healthy". That's where these no bake oatmeal protein energy balls have come in handy for me this week! They are super easy to make, easy to eat on the go and are delicious.
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 T chia seeds
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3 T honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips (or raisins, craisins, coconut flakes, etc)
2-4 T liquid.. can use water, milk, almond milk, etc. I used water on this batch
Stir to combine oats, protein powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Add chocolate chips. Mixture should be sticky but not crumbly. Slowly add liquid one tablespoon at a time. Using hands combine until it comes together in a sticky ball. If mixture is dry add more liquid but not too much that it won't stick. Roll into balls.. the size I did made about 17 balls. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Store in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!