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Cherry Almond Protein Balls

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in love with cherries around here, and the dried ones starring in this snack are so delicious—you’ll be tempted to eat them like candy! (Be sure to buy the kind without added sugar.) Cherries are a great source of melatonin, the hormone made by your body that’s responsible for quality sleep, as well as vitamin C and other superfood phytonutrients that support muscle repair. Oh, and the almond butter gives these balls an extra protein kick. Enjoy! 

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup Mama Love Protein
  • ½ cup Dried Cherries, packed
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup

Instructions 

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend on high until well mixed. (Or put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon—it’s an arm workout!)

Scoop mixture into golf-ball size portions using a small ice cream scoop. (Or roll into balls with your hands.)

Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Makes about 16 balls; 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts 

Servings: 1 (2 balls)

Calories 134 

 

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value

Total Fat

2.8g

4%

Saturated Fat

0.4g

1%

Cholesterol

0g

0%

Sodium

8.8mg

0%

Total Carbohydrate

21.6g

8%

Dietary Fiber

2.7g

9%

Total Sugars

7.2g

 

Protein

6.16g

 

Calcium

19.6mg

1%

Iron

1.4mg

12%

Potassium

144.6mg

3%

 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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