I don’t know about you but I’m a snacker. I can’t remember the last time I made it from lunch to dinner without even a little something in between. And I am SO okay with that. Because if you have ever come across me when I've been without food too long you'll know that the word 'hangry' was made up to decsribe me.

So one thing I like to do to avoid the mardy monster is carry snacks around with me in my bag just in case. I also like to get in some form of protein in said snack, as our bodies can't actually store protein so it's great to spread out your consumption of it throughout the day.

The other awesome thing about these is that no blender is required to create them - just a bowl and a spoon - which means they're quick to make and quick to clean up.

Ingredients: {makes 8 balls}

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein (OR 1/4 cup ground flax seeds + 1/4 cup cacao powder)

  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs

  • ½ cup almond butter OR peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add the oats, protein and cacao nibs into a large bowl and mix well.

  • In a smaller bowl combine the liquid ingredients: the nut butter, syrup, water and vanilla. Stir until a creamy.

  • Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients, folding one into the other until completely combined.

  • Take small handfuls of the mixture and roll into balls (I made 8).

  • Pop the balls into the fridge for a couple of hours to set.