Yesterday, I mentioned my super long commute and how I deal with it and today I am going to bring you a little something else that has helps me cope…a delicious snack! I have made these Rice Cake Protein Balls twice now and I absolutely love them.
I used Tina’s recipe as a base but made a few tweaks to make them my own.
Warning – these are REALLY good and super easy to eat all in one sitting. I made sure to portion them out as soon as they were done so I wouldn’t down all the balls at once.
(Looks kind of gross…but it’s so so good!)
- 2 rice cakes
- 2 Tbsp Nikki’s Coconut Butter (I used the macadamia nut cookie flavor)
- 2 Tbsp Nutella
- 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp Perfect Fit Protein Powder (I used the Cinnamon Roll flavor)
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Crush the rice cakes in a bowl.
- Mix all of the ingredients in with the crushed rice cakes until all incorporated.
- Roll into 8 balls.
- Refrigerate for an hour or overnight if you have the time and will power.
Next time I make these delicious little orbs I am going to experiment with nuts and dried fruit and maybe change up the protein powder for a more chocolate-y ball!
Any other ideas on what I could add to these treats to make them even more delicious?
When Protein MilkShake Bar reached out to me to try their new premium blend whey protein, I jumped at the chance. Protein powders can be expensive and they always seem to come in massive containers so I am always hesitant to try something new. No one wants to spend money on a product they don’t like.
I did a little research on the Protein MilkShake Bar sight and found that this Canadian company was founded by a woman (yay!!) and they believe in a healthy lifestyle upgrade incorporating natural foods, high quality supplements, weight training and HIIT. This is what I strive for on a daily basis as well.
I also learned that their products are gluten-free and come in the most amazing sounding flavors! Cake batter, Cream Puff, Rocky Road and Chocolate Carmel all stood out to me. I decided to go with the cake batter flavor because all the other protein powders I’ve tried have been chocolate so I wanted to switch it up. And because it’s cake batter and who doesn’t love cake batter?
My first thought…SO SWEET! I am usually more of a savor breakfast person so the (natural) sweetness jolt surprised me but upon second sip, I loved it. Protein shakes make the perfect breakfast for me because they are easy to make and bring with me in the car and on the train.
The Macros Breakdown
Cals – 120
Protein – 22g
Carbs – 4g
Fat – 1g
I really enjoyed this protein powder. It was not chalking and didn’t have a weird texture like some other powders. I can’t say that it’s the best ever but it is delicious and I would absolute try the other flavors – chocolate carmel is calling my name!