Easy Dinner Salad

Easy dinner!

Threw together:

mixed greens

chopped red and yellow pepper

avocado

cucumber

drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar

 

We added a little crab meat for fun tonight!!

 

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Protein Balls

Protein Balls!! Please hang in there I am still tweaking this recipe!! I was not happy with the original recipe I had and I didn’t like the ones I was finding online.

1 can black beans – about 1 3/4 c. 
1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder (might up this to 2 next time)
2 tsp. Truvia
3 TBSP Cocoa powder
8 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes
1/8 c milk
1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract
4 TBSP Chopped slivered almonds

Drain and rinse black beans. Toast coconut in the oven and set aside. Mix black beans and milk until desired consistency is reached. Then mix in protein powder, Truvia, cocoa powder, 2 TBSP toasted coconut, almond or vanilla extract, and almonds.

I blended the beans and milk in my vitamix. I tried adding everything but it didn’t do well so I scooped it into a bowl and mixed with a spatula.

I would blend just the beans and milk in either a blender or food processor. You could also use a fork and smash them.

You could spray your hands with cooking spray or something to keep it from sticking to your hands. Roll into balls, I was able to get 30 and roll in the remainder of the toasted coconut. The place in fridge.

I entered the recipe into myfitnesspal and this is what I got.

Per ball:
Calories 30
Fat 1g
Carbs 4g
Protein 2g
Sugar <1

For the protein powder I used a scoop of Shakeology and 1/2 scoop Isopure Javapro. Next time I think I would use a protein powder with a higher protein content.

Enjoy!! They are delicious!! My husband even really liked them and couldn’t believe they were made with black beans!!

 

Protein Balls