Healthy, Macro-friendly S'mores Protein Snack




Hi All! It has been a while. I hope you all are doing well and are loving the spring (almost summer) season! It is still a tad chilly in LA but, I AIN'T COMPLAININ'. So, I am bringing y'all a quick, healthy, sweet snack that you can take on the go or eat as your nightly sweet treat, while trying to stay away from the cookies.


As you all know, I care tremendously about my health seriously in my personal life. As much as I love eating cake scraps for lunch, it's certainly not a sustainable diet (am I right bakers lol). Also, there is something amazing about the feeling you get after eating healthy meals and listening to your body.


Anywho, I could go on and on about health, wellness, and fitness, but I wont bore you since I know you came for the recipe. These S'mores Protein Balls take 10 minutes to make and .5 seconds to eat (lol).


Here are the facts and below is the recipe - enjoy!


Per Protein Ball: 100 Calories | 10P | 10.5C | 2F


Ingredients

2 Tbsp (10g) Quick Oats

1/4 C (26g) Graham Cracker Crumbs or 1 large cracker, crumbled

1 1/2 scoop (45g) 1st Phorm Protein Vanilla Protein Powder

1/2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Calorie Sweetener

1/4 C (10g) Smashmallows

1/2 Tbsp (7g) Chocolate Chips

2-3 Tbsp (30-45mL) Almond Milk or any low-cal liquid (start on the lower end and add as needed)


Instructions

Line a small plate or dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Mix dry ingredients together, adding marshmallows and chocolate chips last. Mix well.

Slowly add almond milk or liquid, stirring in gradually. You'll think you need more milk but aim for as little milk as possible. The mixture may almost look crumbly. That's ideal for forming into balls. 

When the mixture is evenly mixed, form into balls using your hands and roll between your palms to smooth. If your mixture is too crumbly, add 1 tsp of liquid at a time. If it's too moist to form into balls, add more protein powder or oats. (If you double this recipe, which I recommend, you may want to rinse your hands half way through. The more balls you form, the more the other balls will stick to residue on your hands.)


This recipe makes 4 balls around the size of golf balls. Add balls to parchment paper and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Store leftover balls in the freezer and thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating.