Honey Oatmeal Protein Balls are a convenient, healthy protein packed treat that doesn’t taste like protein powder! Gluten Free, Dairy Free
So my goal for today is to chill. Ha ha ha ha ha no but, seriously, I need to relax. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing I barely blink, I don’t forget to eat, that’s never been an issue for me, but the hyper-focused mood I get in isn’t the most pleasant. Last night as I laid in bed reviewing my day I was reminded of something crucial. If I’m not enjoying what I’m doing and enjoying the people around me, then what’s the point?
I can love my work all I want, and I do. I feel a sense of pride in every single post I publish, and with every single client I’ve helped, I’m truly thankful for every opportunity in my life. It’s just that when I get into work mode, I forget that I enjoy it, I get caught up in my never ending to do list and put way too much on my plate. I’m cranky, and I don’t have much time for anything else, I make myself miserable without even realizing it.
So today’s motto is: let it be enough. This is something I repeat to myself often when needed. It reminds me to not rush my husband out of the house in the morning so I can get to work. It reminds me to enjoy his presence when he comes home, not try to ignore him so I can finish my to do list. Working from home has a ton of positives, but a negative would be the ability to work 24/7 around the clock. If I remind myself to let it be enough, I can accomplish as much as possible without missing out on what matters the most in life. Like the funny things Nala, Missy, and Mr. Hungry do on a daily basis.
Speaking of Mr. Hungry, these honey oatmeal walnut protein balls were made for him while he was following the first phase of his LEAP/MRT test results. They were the perfect breakfast, conveniently portable, and in his words “surprisingly filling.” He HATES the taste of protein powder so I used collagen instead, which you can’t taste at all. That increased the protein content without grossing him out, which is probably why they were a little more filling. Not to mention they are packed with walnuts which are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega three healthy fats and protein.#Honey #Oatmeal Protein Balls a protein snack that doesn't taste like protein powder! #glutenfreeClick To Tweet
Needless to say, today is a busy day, and I can’t wait to tackle my to-do list without letting it consume me. I’ll let you know how that goes!
The question of the day: how do you get through your to-do list without being consumed by it?
Honey Oatmeal Protein Balls
Honey Oatmeal Protein Balls
Yield 16 balls
Honey Oatmeal Protein Balls are a convenient healthy protein packed treat that doesn't taste like protein powder! Gluten Free, Dairy Free
- 6 scoops of collagen (see link below)
- 6 ounces walnut halves
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup honey
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until they stick together.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion out 14-16 protein balls.
- Store in refrigerator up to one week. You can freeze them and take them out of the freezer as needed as well!
Courses Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Serving Size 1 ball
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 g
Total Carbohydrates 9 g
Protein 6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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