Bite-Sized Protein Balls

protein balls

At hellowater®, we know our community cares about a lot of things: health, family, and fitness to name a few. Many of our community members are also active individuals. Whether that’s running after the kids, going for a morning walk, or working out at the gym after a long day at the office, members of the hellowater® community are always on the go.

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Starting the morning off with a bottle of hellowater® and a satiating breakfast is a great way to begin the day. On those especially busy days when crazy calendars take you away from home, don’t leave yourself in a lurch. Avoid the drive-thrus and grabbing something on the go and instead, plan ahead with an easy and delicious protein-packed snack.

The Importance of Protein

Protein is considered the building block for life because every cell in the human body contains protein. Protein helps repair cells and make new ones. This is why protein is critical for development and growth, especially in athletes, children, teenagers, and pregnant women.

The basic structure of protein is composed of amino acids, which the body needs in large amounts to maintain good health. Even if you aren’t an Olympic athlete, protein is an important macronutrient that is essential for proper health and optimal nutrition.

How Much Protein Do I Need?

You may be wondering, “How much protein do I actually need?” 

Everyone is different. This means the amount of protein you need in your daily diet will roughly depend on your overall caloric needs and your specific health and wellness goals. For example, people who want to build muscle will have different protein needs than individuals who want to prevent muscle loss.

However, the daily recommended intake of protein for an average healthy adult is 10%-35% of their total calories each day. Extremely active adults and athletes will need additional protein to recover from any intense physical activity. When in doubt, always consult a licensed dietitian or trusted medical professional to learn more about your own unique protein needs.

Why You Should Eat More Protein

Besides being the building blocks for life, protein may help you lose weight. Similar to fiber, protein is an important nutrient to include in your daily diet. Eating a high protein diet can help increase metabolism and reduce overall appetite

This means, consuming protein-rich meals and snacks may reduce eating fewer calories throughout the day. This can ultimately lead to overall weight loss. Another easy way to do curb cravings is by including more fiber in your daily diet.

Easy Ways to Eat More Protein and Fiber

Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to sneak in more added fiber and protein to daily meals and snacks, but another recipe we enjoy is these bite-sized protein balls. They are super simple to make and easy to enjoy on the go.

Bite-sized Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic cooked rolled oats (We like Bob’s Red Mill, but use whatever brand you prefer).
  • 2 scoops of quality protein powder 
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Alkaline water or flavored hellowater® (This acts as a binder similar to a banana, carbonated water or eggs).
  • 3 tablespoons of nut butter of choice. (We prefer almond butter or peanut butter, but whatever nut or seed butter you select, be sure to check the ingredient labels and choose brands that use quality ingredients you and your body can recognize).

Directions:

1.) Using a large bowl and a wooden spoon, mix together the rolled oats, protein powder, Alkaline water or flavored hellowater® and nut butter. Combine until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

2.) Transfer protein bites into a bowl. This will make it easier to scoop the protein mix into bite-sized balls.

3.) Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, form the mix into equal-sized bite-sized balls and store them in a reusable glassware container.

4.) Refrigerate protein bites for 30 minutes or for up to three days. Enjoy on the go or wherever your busy day takes you and your family!

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