Healthy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe Video

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Jennifer DiDonato: Hello! Welcome to Brides Made Fit podcast, I am host Jennifer DiDonato. This is episode number 28, first of all happy holidays to everybody. I am wearing my red, very festive, but in case you don't know what Brides Made Fit is, it is the only in-home personal training service for brides-to-be in Metro Detroit, but Bridges Made Fit podcast is everyone's source for health and fitness information and entertainment. So thanks so much for joining us. So, today we are in the kitchen, I am going to show you a really cool recipe, it is a healthy recipe to make peanut butter balls. We are going to turn all the stuff you see right here into, great results, this. Great! Yeah, now some people call this buckeyes, some people just call them plain old peanut butter balls, but the cool thing about these, that I made is I am incorporating protein powder in it, don't be scared, don't tune out, just check this out. Okay, first we are going to take all these ingredients, right here I have them all out here, Chris is just going to show you right here, now listed on the side right now, we have natural peanut butter, I'm going to have one cup of that. We are going to have one cup of honey, one-and-a-quarter cups of vanilla protein powder, any kind of your choice and some of them vary with nutrition facts. So we will get to that in just a moment and then also one cup of oats and these can be quick oats, so the one minute oats, that kind of thing because with these, they are cut down a little bit so they don't give it better absorption in the peanut butter balls and let them ball up a little bit easier then just whole oats because that will be get kind of chunky. So, first you are going to your natural peanut butter. You can get it at any store and with this, all that's in it is just peanuts and salt, you can even get salt free. So I am going to show you the little trick. This has oil at the top, see that, that's kind of gross, well you are supposed to mix this, you are supposed to open it and immediately put it in the fridge and then mix it up before you use it, but with my peanut butter balls the cool thing is that I am going to dump this out, I am going to dump this oil out, so you watch this, it's pretty gross. Make all that oil going down, now like I said you are supposed to keep it in there, this is healthy fats, all natural, but I like to dump it out and which of course I already did, it gets a little bit dry right here, so it's in this bowl right there. Okay, so now we are going to get started. First just take any kind of mixing bowl; we are going to put the dry ingredients in first. So, I am just going to just put in protein powder, this is one-and-a-quarter cups like I said and we are going to put in the oats too, one cup of oats. Now on to the fun part, we have honey right here, got my one cup already measured out and you may think that the honey won't give it enough sweetness but I guarantee you that, you will be pleasantly surprised. Just going to come out, spread it out there, it's sticky. Alright and next, last but not least we have the peanut butter, just glob up that in, it's kind of gross actually. Okay, now we have it all in there and now we're going to mix. This may take a minute. So we will right back, take about five minutes. Okay, so by this time it's time to lose this batcher and I want you to wash your hands, which I already did I swear, I know you didn't see it, but I did. I want you to get your hands dirty in here, just kind of mash it all up because you are still going to have some of that protein parts stuck at the bottom, if you have dealt with protein powder in the past, you know how sticky it can get when it mixes with water or not enough water. So, obviously it will still do that in this instance. So basically you got a big peanut butter ball right here. So once you got that all situated, now it's time to just plop them on the wax paper, I am going to wash my hands though first. So the cool thing

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