peanut butter protein bites

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I've been sitting on this recipe for a week now. I've had the pictures edited, the recipe written and these treats have been long gone. This has been on my to do list all week but for some reason I kept pushing it aside. I don't fully understand why most days I hustle and other days I move slower and can't seem to get a productive thing done. I don't really know why this is. However, it is something I used to struggle with much more and now it just occasionally pops up. I've found the healthier that I eat, the more exercise I do, and the more I stick to my daily routine, I tend to stay on track. It is just when I get thrown off my routine by travel or the flu, for example, (which I have been sick in bed with the last two days) it can take me a minute to back into the swing of things. Speaking of the flu, I have been laying in bed sleeping or watching old episodes of The Office for the last 48 hours. I have been incredibly bored and daydreaming about what I will do when I have the strength to get back to my normal life. Being sick totally sucks, for lack of a better word, but it is kind of a nice reminder to not take your body for granted when it is running smoothly.  Anyways, the nonsense rambling is over and without further ado, here is this delicious recipe for this super easy to make treat that you will LOVE.
 

I N G R E D I E N T S

2 cups of gluten free oats
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
1/3 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1/3 cup of almond flour
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of pink salt


R E C I P E

-Add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix together. (So, all the ingredients besides the maple syrup, peanut butter and chocolate chips)
-Stir in the peanut butter and maple syrup and mix well so that all the ingredients are completely combined. Next, stir in the chocolate chips.
-Lay a piece of parchment paper over a large plate
-Scoop tablespoons of the mixture into your hand, squeeze to make it stick together and then roll it in your hands.
-Place the balls on the parchment paper. When all the balls are made, let sit in the fridge for an hour to harden.
-Store in a covered container in the fridge.

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