I can’t stop eating these things!! They’re seriously so delicious. They taste almost exactly like chocolate sugar wafer cookies. OMGSOGOOD.
And the great thing about these protein balls is that there’s some automatic portion control built in, so if you eat the entire batch, like I typically do, you won’t wreck your diet for the day. The recipe only makes 4 protein balls and each one has approximately 75 calories, 3.5g fat, and 3g protein. And they’re actually pretty big despite my photos not making them look that way.
- 1 plain rice cake
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter (I think Nutella would work too)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder (vanilla works too)
- pinch of sea salt
Directions: Crush rice cake with hands and place in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients listed above and combine well. (I used the back of a spoon to really mush everything together.)
Divide batter into four sections and roll each of them with your hands into a ball. Refrigerate or eat immediately.
Ohhh! I like where this is going. Very interesting combination. I’ll be buying some rice cakes and attempting this with Nutella. 🙂
These sound delicious, and so perfect for when you need quick protein on the go. Yum!
Chocolate protein powder can vary a lot in sugar levels and texture between brands and types (whey, casein, etc). Which one did you use for this recipe?
SFH Recovery! It’s linked in this post! ðŸ˜„
Awesome. I love quick recipes like this. Sometimes I just take all the different ingredients that I am craving and thrown them all together like that. It’s delicious!
Delish! I never thought of using a rice cake. These are a must try, and the built-in portion control helps! Thanks!
These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!
Good idea yum!
No wonder you can’t stop eating them! These look amazing!!
These look like a great post-workout treat!
Do you recommend using (or staying away from) protein powder throughout pregnancy?
It really depends on the protein powder, but my advice would be to talk to your doctor! ðŸ˜„
Wow these look delicious!!
You should also mention that you can use rice krispies in place of rice cakes!
We flew with my daughter when she was 7 months-it was actually way easier than I thought. Just make sure he has a pacifier/bottle during take off and landing (landing was worse). Puffs are magical distractions. If you have willing people behind you, peek a boo is awesome too. Try to keep him up until the flight so he wants to sleep! Otherwise-just roll with it and keep your expectations low 🙂
Yum! These sound awesome. I like the idea of the crunchy rice cake as part of the base.
this sounds awesome! i may have to try a version of these.. its really hard to get certain ingredients here in spain (unless you want to sell your firstborn to pay for it #expatproblems) but i think with a little bit of cocoa powder, pea protein and some luck i should be able to make it work.. great idea! i never thought about using rice cakes like this 🙂
This looks SOOOO good! And super easy, too!
I don’t think I will get to actually rolling these into balls – pretty sure I’m going to eat it straight from the bowl! Great recipe – thanks for the share!
These look great! A great way to add some sweet without too much guilt! 🙂