Posted on by Eccaia Sampson

This protein ball recipe is super simple and easy to modify. Don't like cranberries? Try dates, dried blueberries, or apricots and white chocolate chips. Have a nut allergy, use seed butter instead. Don't eat honey, then try some maple syrup. The possibilities are endless.

What you'll need to know

Cranberry Almond Bliss Balls are protein-packed and loaded with nutritional foods like chia seeds, ground flaxseed, peanut butter, and almonds, but you probably don't care about that (your mom might though lol).

They also freeze really well, so you can do what we do and put them in individually portioned freezer bags for grab and go, filling snack foods for on the go! 

 

What's in them

  • 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed, optional
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, peanut or almond are both good
  • 1/4 cup. honey (maple syrup or brown rice syrup work too)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

 

Directions

Step 1

Bake oatmeal, almonds and coconut for 8-10 minutes at 350°, stirring after 5 minutes. Or, toast it in a frying pan, turning often - but, keep an eye on it. Don't get sucked into your phone or walk away. It will burn quickly.

Step 2

Allow the mixture to cool.

Step 3

In a small saucepan warm the nut butter for 1 min on medium-low until runny, add it to the nut, almond, coconut mix, along with flaxseed, honey, chia seeds, and cranberries. Mix in the bowl.

Step 4

Form into 1.5" balls and refrigerate. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to one week or freezer for 3 months.

Step 5

Give yourself a pat on the back and then...clean up! 

That's all there is to it.

PINK•E SPOTLIGHT

Created by Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams:

Across the country, schools have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. But millions of children in the U.S. go to school not just to learn, but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. That's why they came up with @savewithstories.

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, they’re offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Your donation will help Save the Children and No Kid Hungry make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep brains and bellies full. You’re also supporting our important work to meet the health, education and nutrition needs of kids in other countries impacted by COVID19. 

To learn more about how you can support CLICK HERE! 

We are all in this together and together we are stronger!

 

 

 

 

This protein ball recipe is super simple and easy to modify. Don't like cranberries? Try dates, dried blueberries, or apricots and white chocolate chips. Have a nut allergy, use seed butter instead. Don't eat honey, then try some maple syrup. The possibilities are endless.

What you'll need to know

Cranberry Almond Bliss Balls are protein-packed and loaded with nutritional foods like chia seeds, ground flaxseed, peanut butter, and almonds, but you probably don't care about that (your mom might though lol).

They also freeze really well, so you can do what we do and put them in individually portioned freezer bags for grab and go, filling snack foods for on the go! 

 

What's in them

  • 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed, optional
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, peanut or almond are both good
  • 1/4 cup. honey (maple syrup or brown rice syrup work too)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

 

Directions

Step 1

Bake oatmeal, almonds and coconut for 8-10 minutes at 350°, stirring after 5 minutes. Or, toast it in a frying pan, turning often - but, keep an eye on it. Don't get sucked into your phone or walk away. It will burn quickly.

Step 2

Allow the mixture to cool.

Step 3

In a small saucepan warm the nut butter for 1 min on medium-low until runny, add it to the nut, almond, coconut mix, along with flaxseed, honey, chia seeds, and cranberries. Mix in the bowl.

Step 4

Form into 1.5" balls and refrigerate. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to one week or freezer for 3 months.

Step 5

Give yourself a pat on the back and then...clean up! 

That's all there is to it.

PINK•E SPOTLIGHT

Created by Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams:

Across the country, schools have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. But millions of children in the U.S. go to school not just to learn, but also for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. That's why they came up with @savewithstories.

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, they’re offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Your donation will help Save the Children and No Kid Hungry make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep brains and bellies full. You’re also supporting our important work to meet the health, education and nutrition needs of kids in other countries impacted by COVID19. 

To learn more about how you can support CLICK HERE! 

We are all in this together and together we are stronger!