We have had a huge jar of cashew butter sitting in the fridge for the longest time now and im not really sure why! I forgot there for a little while how yummy and slightly sweet cashew butter is. I have been wanting to make some protein balls for a while now to have before or after workouts or as a quick snack at work. So i decided why not make some with cashew butter? Seriously, so good. I even have it for dessert most nights because it tastes like a sweet and salty cookie!
Here is what you will need:
5 Tbsp. of Cashew butter (I used Sprouts brand, salted)
1.5 tbsp. of milled flaxseed
.5 scoop of protein powder
.3 cup of steel cut oats
.5tbsp of Manuka honey (any honey will do, but manuka honey has really great health benefits)
Add a couple tablsepoons of water or unsweetened almond milk until reached desired consistency. Makes about 10 balls.
Okay, I am totally aware of the fact that these look like turd droppings but I promise they make up for it in taste!
Nutrition facts: 80 calories, 4.5 Fat, 6 Carbs, 3.5 Protein
Now, go make these cookies!
Recipe (serves 1):
2 Tbsp. of powdered Peanut butter (PB2)
1 tbsp. of cocoa powder
1 tbsp. of coconut flour
1 tbsp. of stevia in the raw
.2 tbsp. of baking powder
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. of unsweetened applesauce (give or take depending on desired consistency)
.5 Tbsp. of fat free sugar free chocolate pudding mix (this can be omitted, but I think it makes it taste a little yummier)
Mix all ingredients together and roll into 1 inch balls on cookie sheet and bake for 5 min. at 350 degree. Makes about 7 cookies.