Sunday, May 1, 2016

Coconut Apple Butter Protein Balls

Hold on to your butts. These are good!

These little babies are so good! But oh so, so bad, because I just can't stop eating them! I was really happy when the boys left for New York and took every last one with them. #zeroselfcontrol #glutton

Like I wrote on Instagram, due to its lack of processing, virgin coconut oil contains a high concentration [more than 50 percent] of a saturated fat called medium-chain fatty acids [MCFAs], which is absorbed much faster than long-chain fatty acids. MCFAs are sent straight into circulation—more like a carbohydrate than a fat—and then to the liver to be quickly oxidized [transformed into metabolites]. This makes coconut oil an extremely efficient source of fuel—perfect for an athlete.

These snacks are perfect for any pre and post-workout snacking.

Coconut Apple Butter Protein Balls

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 38
Calories per serving: 91

  • 1 & 1/4 cup Quick Cooking Oatmeal
  • 117g (3 scoops) MHP Maximum Whey Vanilla Milkshake
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Soften the coconut oil (don't melt!) until spreadable and buttery. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and get to work! Mix everything together until combined. 
  3. Allow to cool and set in the fridge for 30 minutes, then roll into golf-ball sized balls using your hands. 
  4. Store in the fridge. 
  5. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by eating coconut fats (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!