Monster Cookie Protein Bites

Confession time: I’m not a morning person. I set anywhere from 5 to 8 alarms, depending on how early I have to get up and usually end up having to rush around to be ready on time. The first thing that I cut from my routine is always breakfast. Now, if you ask any dietitian, they’ll probably tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so skipping it makes me a little sad. 😉 Sometimes I keep granola bars on hand, but that gets expensive after awhile.

A few years ago, I discovered these magical things called protein balls. Basically, you can put any ingredients in that you want, but it usually starts out with a base of quick oats, nut butter, and some honey. Then you add what you like and adjust it from there. It’s a great way to get some protein, healthy fats, and whole grains all at the same time!

Plus, you can make them way ahead and grab a few on your way out the door. Not to mention they are SUPER easy to make! That’s what I call winning!

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2 cups quick oats
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup raw honey (crystallization normal)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup mini m&m’s
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

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Stir all the ingredients well and use a small cookie scoop to form them into balls!

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Enjoy pushing snooze a couple extra times… you can thank me later 😉

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