Fitness

Recipe: Amazeballs!

March 30, 2011

So thanks to fellow Rocky Mountain Houser Danielle‘s addicting blog, I’ve now added another blog obsession to my daily must reads, Fitnessista. Gina is an adorable girl down in the States who blogs twice daily with recipes, workouts, etc. I’m obsessed.

A reoccurring food item in daily eats is something she calls ‘amazeballs’, which are little balls of protein goodness that I’ve always wanted to try and make. The look and some DE-LISH!

Well, the time has come. Yesterday my nutrition guy switched up some of meals to give me better pre and post workout meals. My pre-workout meal was a new recipe for a protein bar which is very similar to Gina’s Amazeballz. Whilst making them I was a little skeptical of how they would taste but after a small sample I knew they were amazing. And hence, I now have my own amazeballz that I can’t wait to consume before my daily workout. I’m obsessed.

Here’s the amazeball recipe for you all to try and fall in love with:

4 cups oats, dry
4 oz unsweetened shredded coconut
4 tablespoons natural peanut butter
4 scoops Whey protein (I have vanilla but I think a chocolate would be super good too)
2 cups cottage cheese

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix with hands.

Roll into 24 balls (they will be a bit larger than a golf ball). I put them all on a cookie sheet and then popped them into the fridge to harden overnight but you can stick them into individual bags, or whatever storage you like.

No need to bake them, just mix, roll, chill and enjoy before your workout!

AMAZEBALLZ!

Nutrition Info for 1 ball:
150 calories
11g protein
5 g fat
14g carbs
1g fiber
2.8g saturated fats
2 g sugar
80mg sodium
14mg cholesterol
20mg calcium

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Niki
    April 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Those look pretty yummy except for the coconut…yuck! Do you think you could just leave that out, or any suggestions for a substitute?

  • Reply
    Bex
    April 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Niki, the coconut is the important part for these being a pre-workout snack. I don't remember all the technical details as to why.

    You could leave out the coconut though and add another scoop of whey.

    I was suppose to get some variations so when I do I will be sure to share with you!

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