Congratulations, you have made it to the end of "re-entry week!" You know that first full week back to work and real life right after the holidays? That's re-entry week and let's be honest, it can be a tough week! I usually have trouble during this time assimilating back to reality and getting used to life without celebrations, sugar and alcohol. The trouble is that I have a pretty major sweet tooth that for whatever reason often comes on after a vigorous yoga practice or workout. Protein balls are a great fix for that and can be a healthy alternative to granola bars, which are often misleading and packed with sugar. These are great treats to make on a weekly basis to have around as a quick snack on the go, after the gym or class. They are raw, vegan and gluten-free.
On The Go Protein Balls
1/2 cup nut butter of your choice (I chose almond butter)
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 TSP cinnamon
1 TBS chia seeds
1 TBS ground flax seed
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder, which is what keeps this recipe vegan)
Mix together and roll into 16 small balls and dust with cinnamon. Refrigerate and enjoy!