This photo below is definitely the definition of #momlife. Here I am sitting on the couch, trying to relax after a long day when Quinn climbs onto my lap and sticks his head in my shirt. It was a flow-y, criss-cross tank top, so I totally understand its fun potential, but, hey, personal space! 🙂 I didn’t even bat an eyelash, nor did I even realize what was happening until he had already made himself comfortable. I bet a lot of moms can relate, right?
While I don't consider myself self-conscious when it comes to parenting, I definitely had a very different perception of what was acceptable with kids before I had Quinn. Having a child really changed that - and now Mal and I basically just roll with the punches, no matter what happens and where we are, especially if we're in public. And, my gosh, we’ve had some serious parenting doozies over the years! ⠀⠀
One classic moment I’ll never forget happened when Quinn was a baby, and we were out dining with some friends. I took him to the restroom to change his diaper - but the changing station was next to a super loud hand dryer, and he was not having any of it. He started screaming and rolling around, so I quickly sped through his diaper change and pulled up his pants. When I returned to the table, Mal pointed out that Quinn smelled terrible, and we discovered that his diaper had actually leaked in his pants earlier. In my rush to get away from the scary hand dryer, I had put Quinn's poopy pants right back on him. Ughhh! Luckily, our night was saved by the Old Navy next door and a new outfit - but man, was I upset and embarrassed (and my glass of wine had never tasted so good). When we got home that night, however, Mal and I started cracking up hysterically. I mean, how could you not? That’s life with kids - messy, embarrassing, and absolutely wonderful. There's really nothing better, and it deserves to be celebrated - with cake!
How about celebrating parenthood with these Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Balls? They're honestly one of the most delicious things I've eaten lately and will make you forget about just about any bad day. And, even better, they just require 6 ingredients to make, so they take no time to whip up!!
Yep, that's right. These protein balls come together in a matter of minutes and couldn't taste more delicious. They really do taste just like vanilla cake!
And for good reason - the star ingredient is vanilla frosting. Yup. There's vanilla frosting in these babies, and it's glorious. I used the organic vanilla frosting made with coconut oil from Simple Mills, but just about any brand will work (same goes for the protein powder) - as long as it firms up when cold! 🙂 I hope you guys love these protein balls as much as I do!
Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Balls
Macros per ball: P 4 C 17 F 6
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, store-bought room temperature
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Roll batter into 8 balls and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Store protein balls in the refrigerator.
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Question of the Day
What’s a super embarrassing #momlife moment that you will never forget?⠀