This is Chalene Johnson's recipe for Shakeology Balls. They are like those oatmeal/chocolate no-bake cookies you probably love, but these are really healthy.
*7/8/12 Since first posting this my kids are officially obsessed with these. I have to limit them to 3 a day and and have also started adding in ground flax seed, about 1/2 cup more oats, and making this recipe 3x the amount listed. I let them chill in the refrigerator and then put them in a sealed container in the freezer so I don't have to make them daily. The added flax seed and oats will change the nutritional value but for my boys they need all the extra healthy calories they can get! For the boys I also use regular peanut butter as they can use the extra fat and calories.
8 Tablespoons PB2 (a low fat, high protein powdered peanut butter – details below)
3 Tablespoons Natural Peanut butter (w/flax seeds is the best!)
½ Cup Chocolate Shakeology Protein Powder
3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
½ Cup Quick Oats (I use gluten free so it's okay for my man to eat!)
DIRECTIONS: Mix PB2 with water until it’s a paste like consistency. Mix all ingredients, including the PB2 mixture together in a mixing bowl. It may take some time to blend all of the ingredients together. If it’s too sticky, sprinkle in additional protein powder so that it’s a pretty dry/crumbly texture. Next – Roll mixture into small individual balls (about a ping-pong ball size) and place on a wax sheet. (I just drop mine on the sheet but you can make them 'pretty' by rolling into balls!) Makes about 12 balls, 1 ounce each. Put in freezer until firm.
8/16/13- I've been making these for so long now that I don't actually measure and I use way more than 8T. of peanut butter. I honestly scoop out like 4-5 big spoonfuls of peanut butter, dump in ground flaxseed meal until I think it looks good, and probably use more like a 1c. -2c of oats. Just this last week I started adding in 1/4-1/2c of applesauce as well which makes them more creamy. So play with the recipe until you find your favorite one. I know some people may add in nuts or coconut flakes. I have one coach on my team who also started using the Tropical Strawberry Shakeology in the recipe to make it more like a PB&J taste for her kids and they loved it. I tried it with my boys and they both boycotted eating them in wanting the regular version back.
NUTRITION: (serving size 1 ball)
I love anything that has chocolate, oats and peanut butter! You?