One of my biggest pet peeves are recipe blog posts which have an entire dissertation’s worth of introduction before even getting to the ingredients list so I’ll keep this short and sweet…
I’m currently doing the Cancer Research UK Pledge to Veg (i.e. eating no meat or fish for the entire month of November) so looking for some healthy ways to sneak in some extra protein. Threw these peanut butter and banana energy balls together in a bid to use up some honey and chocolate chips I had lying around and they’re friggin’ bangin’. Had to tell someone about it.
Easy recipe for banana peanut butter energy balls
Makes 11 medium balls or 10 large balls. Just depends how you roll ’em.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of raw oats
- 1/2 cup (ish) of smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 (ish) of runny honey
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate chips
- 1 scoop of your chosen protein powder (I used the Supreme Nutrition Banana Milkshake whey isolate)
Method in the madness:
- Put the oats, chia seeds, maca powder and protein powder into a bowl and combine with a fork.
- Pour in the peanut butter and honey and mush together with your hands until combined. (You might need to add a bit more PB, honey or a splash of water here if the mixture is too dry or loose to combine).
- Chuck in your chocolate chips and give it another mush together.
- Set aside in the fridge to chill for half an hour.
- Remove from the fridge and roll into balls. Done.
Store them in the fridge in an airtight container and aim to eat them up in about a week but you deserve a medal if you can make them last that long.
From doing some very rough calculations – for those that care about boring things like calories and macros – I would hazard a guess that for an 10-ball batch, each ball contains around:
- 84 kcals
- 13g carbs
- 2g fat
- 8g protein
- 2g fibre
You might also like my Choco-nana Raspberry Ripple Protein Pancakes