This recipe is perfect as a treat for school lunchboxes, as an afternoon pick-me-up to keep the kids happy before dinner or just any time they need a delicious treat. These peanut butter protein balls are a scrumptious combination of carbohydrate, protein and fat to nourish them and keep their energy levels up without the crash half an hour later. The fats and protein help to slow the release of sugar, which reduces the sugar spike that happens with many other treats.
Peanut butter contains vitamin B6, which is known to reduce inflammation, and Magnesium, which helps with electrolyte balance and metabolism.
Our Thriving Family is a source of plant-based proteins and the combination of pea and brown rice protein makes it a complete protein that provides all the essential amino acids. It contains pre and probiotics for a healthy tummy and its impressive nutrient profile all comes from whole food sources, making it suitable for people of all ages!
Like any treat, these balls are designed to be consumed in moderation (and no, the whole batch in one sitting isn't moderation - sorry)! But unlike other treats, these are not empty calories! You know that you are providing lots of vitamins and minerals, as well as a combination of all of your macronutrients. Definite parent-win right here.
Also, you can easily substitute another nut butter if peanut butter isn't for you!