Birthday Cake Protein Balls: August is an exciting month because it’s one year of Live Healthy with Lexi! I am forever grateful for everyone who supports my passion which allows me to cook and create for this blog every single day.
There has been a big learning curve with the whole blog thing, but one thing remains: my love for cooking, creating, and serving others. In honor of that, I wanted to share a little bit of my background and how it led me to Live Healthy with Lexi.
So let’s celebrate one year by making some birthday cake protein balls!
ingredients needed for birthday cake protein balls:
- Oat Flour
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- Almond Butter
- Almond Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- SPRINKLES for fun of course! 🙂
how long do protein balls last in the fridge?
These protein balls will last 1-2 weeks in the fridge. Although if you’re like me, they’ll be gone way quicker than that! Storing them in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge will help them stay fresh longer.
back to the beginning
In honor of one year of Live Health with Lexi, I wanted to give some insight into my background and how I got to where I am today. One question I get asked a lot is “Have you always been interested in cooking?” and the answer is no. Growing up, my upbringing had a lot of hard times. But it’s what made me who I am today and I am forever grateful for those times.
When it comes to food, I relied on the free lunch program at school, food pantries, and SNAP benefits. And for that reason, my relationship with food was challenged. I had very little control over what I ate and how I ate. I couldn’t really be a picky eater, and when food was in front of me, it was gone in minutes. Food became my comfort, and I became a very overweight child because of it. As you probably know, most foods coming from food pantries are not fresh or good for you. Processed foods last a lot longer on shelves and are most often donated.
Once I got to high school and making my own money, I was able to have a say in what I eat. I developed a love for new foods and new cuisines. In college, I began cooking for myself, l was learning a ton, and enjoying the trial and error aspect. After college, my escape was cooking new recipes and fueling my body with nutrients. And that’s how Live Healthy with Lexi came about. I simply started sharing what I was already doing in my everyday life. And it’s been the best year of my life!
thank you for one year
I think about the little girl I was back then every single day. I tear up thinking about how proud she would be of who I am today. All of the struggles and hard times led me to a life I could have never dreamed of living.
If you read this far, thank you! And the biggest thanks to YOU for supporting my passions, making my recipes, and engaging with my posts. It means the world to me have the privilege and access to healthy, enjoyable recipes, and to share them with you all!
Birthday Cake Protein Balls
- 1/3 cup oat flour
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder mine was 2 scoops
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3.5 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
- In a large bowl, mix together oat flour and protein powder. Next, add in the almond butter and honey and begin to mix well.
- When mixing, it may look as though the almond butter is not mixing into the dry ingredients fully. That's okay! Keep mixing until the clumps of almond butter are coated in the dry ingredients.
- Lastly, add in the almond milk and vanilla extract. Mix well. The dough should begin to form, and everything should incorporate well. You want the mixture to be moist but not runny.
- Optional: Add some sprinkles to your dough.
- Begin to form into even, 1 inch balls. Once formed, add the sprinkles to a plate or small bowl and roll each ball to coat. Enjoy!
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