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“Naughty But So Nice” Double Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls


I was motivated to make this recipe for 2 reasons. Reason one : My husband and I just started the Insanity workout. It’s a DVD workout that we can do from home together, so there’s no excuses. First off, it’s tough, really tough. You know you’re in for a world of hurt when the participants on camera (the fitness actors per say) can’t complete it and they are lying on the floor dying in between sets. About 30 minutes after the workout, I’m pretty shaky, very hungry and a little nauseous. So I needed to have something I could grab quickly as I’m walking out the door with the dog before I come back and have my breakfast. Reason two: I am a little PMS-y, as my husband can attest, and I’m going through some major chocolate cravings.

Just to relieve my guilt of using a cup of white chocolate chips in a recipe titled Protein Balls, I did do a calorie count. Not bad, 130 a piece. I can handle that.

So here are a list of things I tell myself to relieve any guilt that may be remaining.

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By on September 14, 2011 in Almond Butter, Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Best Almond Butter Protein “Bar”

They’re actually balls but I didn’t want to put that in the title. Anyway, I thought it was time to work from my Whitewater cookbook again since it’s been a while since I kindled that love affair. So this recipe is a variation on Shelley Adams Energy Balls. The Fresh Tracks Cafe at the Whitewater ski hill sells these miracle energy boosters to the local skiers, as well as those heading out into the backcountry. Shelley Adams moved to the Kootenays in 1985 and became the co-owner of the local ski hill and the creative director/chef of The Fresh Tracks Cafe.

Here are a few photos of the beautiful area. We had the pleasure of making it our home for a short period of time. My husband had the great pleasure of skiing 5-6 days a week throughout the winter we lived there. Our biggest challenge at the time was keeping his weight on! I wish I had come across this recipe back then.

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By on March 11, 2011 in Almond Butter, Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

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