Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls

Diet, Paleo, Recipes, Snack

New Protein ball recipe! These have a chewier texture and have the option to be coated in cocoa powder which actually adds a slightly bitter taste. Also I was out of my regular protein powder so I used a new kind – Gold Standard 100% Whey Chocolate Malt. I think they’d taste pretty much the same with any brand. Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T. almond butter
4 tsp. water
1/6 C dried cranberries (about 15 dried cranberries)
1 T coconut flakes
1 T cocoa powder for dusting (optional)

Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, and water together in a small bowl until thick batter mixes. Add in dried cranberries and coconut flakes. Then, using your hands section the batter into 6 equal sections and roll into 6 balls. (Optional) Roll each ball in the cocoa powder. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.

Nutrition: 52 calories per protein ball.
(3.9g carbs, 2.1g fat, and 4.6g protein).

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FitMiss Protein Powder

Breakfast, Diet, Fitness, Paleo, Recipes, Snack

FitMiss is a health and fitness brand that offers supplements made specifically for women. Their logo is pink, the products are low carb, and the portions are perfect for us girls – what’s not to love!?

I first found out about their protein powder on Instagram following Chady Dunmore, a FitMiss brand ambassador and overall well known fitness expert. After researching more about the nutrition and taste (since it’s insanely hard to find a good tasting protein powder) I bought the Chocolate Delight flavor at GNC.

My Review

First of all – it’s still a protein powder so it’s no molten chocolate cake… BUT, that being said, it is by far my favorite one out there. I have tried tons of different kinds and this one tastes really good with just water or in a smoothie. After trying a protein powder made for women specifically, it will be hard to go back to any other kind. Here’s why:

  • It’s low carb, low calorie
  • One scoop fills me up
  • Tastes really good (I’ve tried the Chocolate Delight and Vanilla Chai)
  • It’s Gluten free and made with a vegetable based protein –> Paleo friendly!
  • It’s very low sugar

I also found their website to be a cool resource. They have diet tips, meal plans, motivation, recipes, and lots of other tools to help us girls be healthy and fit. For now, try out a couple smoothie recipes I crafted this week:

Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie

1 scoop FitMiss Chocolate Delight protein powder
1 C fresh strawberries, halved
1 T cocoa powder
1/4 C ice
1/2 C organic soy milk
(extra water if needed)

Directions: Blend all in a blender or magic bullet and enjoy!

Very Berry Smoothie

1 scoop FitMiss Vanilla Chai protein powder
3/4 C frozen triple berry fruit blend (with blueberries, blackberries and red raspberries)
1/4 C ice
1/2 C organic soy milk
(extra water if needed)

Directions: Blend all in a blender or magic bullet and enjoy!

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10 Easy Paleo Snacks

Diet, Paleo, Snack

Hi everyone! Here are 10 super easy Paleo snack ideas. I kept it simple to help those short on time. Also, I like to stock up on all or some of these items so there’s always a Paleo snack handy. Trust me – by preparing and shopping smart in advance, you’ll help yourself stick to your diet!

  1. A Larabar – flavor of your choice!
  2. Bare Cinnamon Banana chips
  3. Apples dipped in organic Almond Butter
  4. Dark chocolate chips and raspberries
  5. Canned tuna with avocado
  6. Frozen blueberries
  7. Beef jerky (original flavor and with the least additives possible)
  8. Smoked salmon and a pear
  9. Almonds and oranges
  10. Bacon, bacon, bacon

10 easy paleo snacks

Tip: Make a pound of bacon every Sunday. Then you’ll have slices ready to grab whenever you need.