A great way to get extra protein without buy protein bars is to make your own power balls. There are a million recipes all over the Internet, but most of those recipes call for store bought nut butters. The recipe I use starts by making the nut butter used as the base of the balls.
My favorite nut to use so far is the cashew. I get a bag of raw cashew pieces at Trader Joe's and put half of the bag in a food processor. You want to grind the cashews to a fine powder. Once in powder form, add in all your flavors and ingredients before adding in the oil. I put a scoop or two of protein powder (usually vanilla Muscle Milk), vanilla extract, salt, local honey, chia seeds and finish with coconut oil.
I rolled the ball below in coconut flakes, just so they didn't stick together when stored in a sandwich bag. I usually eat two balls with a banana after a workout.
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