Healthy Recipes

Balls Out: The Perfect Muscle Building, Nutritious Snack

Build muscle in 15 minutes with this easy to prepare snack.

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A manly, muscle-building snack can be made dirt cheap, and mostly with ingredients you’ve already got in your kitchen. These balls—think of them as bulked-up bonbons—are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, making them just as satisfying as those Munchkins from Dunkin’ Donuts without punishing your physique.

Makes 15 Balls:

Ingredients:

  • 6 scoops chocolate whey protein
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 15 dried plums (pitted), cut in small pieces
  • 1⁄2 cup raw cashews, crushed
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3⁄4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1⁄2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (except the shred- ded coconut) and mix together.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until liquid. add to dry ingredients and stir well.
  3. Add milk, honey, and natural peanut butter. keep mixing the batter until all ingredients are evenly blended (mix will be sticky).
  4. Scoop some of the mixture with a tablespoon and form the balls with your hands (you should get about 15).
  5. Roll each ball in the shredded coconut.
  6. Place balls on a plate and refrigerate for 10–45 minutes depending on desired texture.

Macronutrients:

Calories: 232
Protein: 20g
Carbs: 17g
Fat: 8g

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