So, I was at the store and feeling snacky. The way we all do when we go grocery shopping. I came upon my favorite muesli and it sparked in my mind that I could make protein balls with it. I mean genius, right?! Anything to save this Mama time + brain space!
If you don’t know what muesli ( I didn’t until a few years ago) let me fill you in. Muesli is a mixture of cereals (typically rolled oats) mixed with dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Some people like it warm like oatmeal and others with milk poured over it like cereal. Now I like it as a protein ball! Typically muesli can be loaded with sugar but my favorite brand has half the sugar content you would find in others. It also has chia seeds and pumpkin seeds which I love for extra nutrients. Anyways, now to the hack!
I love this hack because you don’t have to buy or pull out a bunch of ingredients. In fact, you only need 4 total ingredients. Easy and simple!
As you can see the ingredients are very simple. All you have to do is mix them up, roll them into balls and pop in the freezer for 15 mins. Then to store just stick them in the refrigerator and enjoy it as a quick snack. I am going to link below my favorite almond butter, coconut manna, and melon ball scooper (makes creating balls so much easier and less messy) below. For flax seeds, be sure to grab the actual seeds and grind them up fresh. Flax seeds go rancid a week after they are ground. They also give great fiber and help with hormone balance, so I wanted to make sure to include them in my protein balls. Also, you want your honey to be raw ( local if possible) no added sugars. You would be surprised at what they try and sneak into something as simple as honey. Maple syrup you will want grade A and I like to get that organic too. I prefer a little less than 1/4 cup honey in mine but the kids like the 1/3 cup since it is sweeter that way. Play around with the sweetness.
Let me know if you try these and tag me on Instagram @chantengarcia