These amazing protein balls were inspired by the Beauty & Bike Event I recently held at CycleFierce. This was a night full of sweat, empowerment, positivity, education and togetherness as the most inspiring women gathered, improved and supported their health in more ways than one! Part of my goal for the event was to educate on the safer beauty and cosmetic laws. It’s really baffling to me that we have only 30 banned ingredients since 1938. When Beautycounter first launched in 2013 there were only 11! This is absolutely crazy! Especially when the European Union bans over 1500 and Canada 600. What I LOVE about Beautycounter we have a NEVER LIST and you will never find over 1500 banned ingredients in our products. This makes me PROUD. I feel safe and good using a brand that actually works as well as the high performing conventional brands.
Recently, some of you know I’ve stepped into the safer beauty arena with Beautycounter. I couldn’t have been more excited to share my passion with everyone! I had some incredible feedback and a lot of interest and if I inspired to create even ONE safer beauty swap then my mission was accomplished!
I had a lot of women buying for their families and husbands which was awesome to see! The next big item was our lip gloss because lets face it ladies we are basically eating it and ingesting it when we wear it.
So lets get back to the incredible balls! They are loaded with a ton of nutrients and antioxidants. Chia seeds which are among one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Chia is loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.
I also added flaxseed as well which provide high fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. Flax is well known to aid in balancing hormone health as well!
I know some people love their store-bought protein bars but I honestly really like making homemade protein balls because I can control what ingredients go into the mix AND they’re way cheaper. Plus, coming up with the different flavor combinations is so fun!
I had so many women ask for the recipe so here it is! Enjoy!
Beauty & The Bike Protein Balls
1 Cup Rolled Oats
½ cup almond, sunflower or Peanut Butter
1/3 cup clover honey (SIBO Friendly)
½ cup chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Premium Stevia Sweetened Chips)
½ cup organic ground flax seed
1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla) You can also omit this step.
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract. I love the taste of almond which reminds me of an almond joy.
½ cup chia seeds
Great tip - When using sticky ingredients (honey, nut butter, etc.) to help you create less mess before using your measuring spoons or cups spray them with a healthy oil first. This way these sticky products will not stick to the spoons or cups. This will save you on clean up and makes the transfer so easy! Try it next time! Or, use a melon baller and make sure you wash your hands a lot!
1. Combine oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; form into balls using your hands. Arrange energy bites on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 1 hour. Having your nut butter at room temperature helps this process go faster.
2. Place balls on parchment paper place in refrigerator or freezer to cool then place in container to store for about a week.
Makes: Approx. 24 balls.
Nutrition: Calories 120, Protein 4.7g, Carbs 13.3g, Fiber 4.8g, Sugar 3.8g, Fat 6.8g