Here’s a treat for those times when you are craving some chocolate and peanut butter, but not the calories of a peanut butter cup. With about 5 grams of protein and just 7 grams of carbs for one piece of this frozen treat, you won’t have to feel a bit of guilt. Each piece does pack about 135 calories, but that’s not bad for so much protein. Plus you don’t have a bunch of artificial ingredients.
These frozen treats contain only bananas, chocolate whey powder, chunky peanut butter, and ground flax seeds. Now that’s healthy! Commenters say to freeze them overnight and to eat one as it’s just beginning to thaw. Keep some in the freezer for after school snacks or for a healthy snack after your workout. Yum!
From the reviews:
“ FLAX SEED IS SUPPOSED TO BE GROUND, I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THIS ON THE RECIPE. UPDATE 7/15/11: for those of you that asked, but when you buy a container of protein powder, it comes inside a scoop for measurements. Usually 1 scoop is equivalent to 4 Tbsp.”
“The next time I make these, I will refrigerate the mixture first before I roll into balls because the mixture was very mushy and difficult to make into balls. No problem, easily fixed, but mine didn’t turn out as pretty as the recipe submitter. They still taste great!
“I think it would benefit from a few additions — maybe mini chocolate chips and/or raisins.” Maggie here; since chocolate and raisins are good for you, this might not be a bad idea. However it would raise the sugar level and lower the protein level which could be a problem for some people.
“ I made it with vanilla whey protein because that’s what I had on hand, and it came out great. I used a melon-baller to make the balls, which helped. They are fantastic from the freezer (maybe a little TOO good!).”
And a bonus idea: “I love these. I’ve begun just mixing peanut butter, protein powder, honey, and wheat germ. I just stick the bowl in the fridge and snack on it for days.”