Protein is something I'm constantly craving, eating, reading about and figuring out ways to get more in my daily diet. Why?? Because there is POWER in protein, people!
Protein is an important component in every cell in your body. Did you know your hair and nails are made of protein? So if you want glowing skin and long, flowing locks, eat yo protein! Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage and blood.
According to WebMD, clinical studies consistently prove that high-protein diets increase satiety, decrease hunger and induce great fat loss. Sold!
So...how do we get enough protein in our diets without eating meat all day long? I'll tell you one way: These protein-packed, sweet as sugar (but contain less than 2g sugar per ball!) No-Bake Protein Balls of mine! They are little bites of healthy heaven and I dare you not to eat the whole batch in one day.
Here's the recipe and step-by-step directions for you to make these oh-so-yummy No-Bake Protein Balls!
In a large bowl, mix protein powder, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon very well. Then stir in dried fruit and sunflower seeds. Then pour in the ground instant oats and use a fork to mix very well. Pull up your sleeves and get your hands ready to form 10-12 balls out of the mixture. If you're a coconut lover and want to add more healthy fat to these, roll each ball in coconut flakes. Store in refrigerator.