Next time you get a chocolate-peanut butter craving, put down the peanut butter cups and reach for one of these crunchy treats instead. They are particularly delicious just as they begin to melt. Peanut butter provides heart-healthy unsaturated fats while banana adds a sweet touch.
Nutrition per two peanut butter balls:
13 grams carbs
3 grams fiber
12 grams protein
18 grams total fat
3 grams saturated fat
173 mg sodium
Recipe credit: Gregg Avedon, The Runners World Cookbook
Line the bottom of a large plastic storage container with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, protein powder, bananas, and flaxseeds.
Stir until thoroughly combined.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into 30 walnut-size balls.
Place the balls in the container with parchment paper in between each layer.
Refrigerate or freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.