I visited a wonderful new place here in Kansas City called t. LOFT. Some of the RHOSTM and I gathered there on Wednesday morning to “catch up”. Our resident “foodie”, Anna, planted the seed in mine and Kristen’s mind a couple of weeks ago when we started this amazing 28 Day Detox Boot Camp journey together. So we called Courtney and Beth who also believe in a healthy and clean eating too. Oh were we excited and pleased. First its any kind of tea you could want and the couple that owns the place live a completely Gluten Free lifestyle. SCORE. There is no gluten what so ever on the premises. The best part for me is that a fellow Alpha Phi from Washburn, “J”, is doing all the baking and cooking there. What a blessing to run into “J” that morning.
I sat there looking at the menu like a kid in a toy store. Gluten Free, Clean and Paleo choices awaited my decision. I couldn’t believe it I felt like God had planted this little sanctuary right in front of me. I decided on the suggestion of “For Her” decaf tea and a protein ball. I love that even had the ingredients listed so I could check and make sure that all items listed were ok on the Detox. It was an amazing little protein ball. I thought right away I know I can make these at home for Mr. Miller and I. So here is what I came up with and added the Fit Essentials Vanilla Protein Powder.
Almond Butter Protein Balls
1/2 c. almond butter
1/4 c. raw agave nectar or less
1 scoop chocolate Fit Essentials Protein Powder*
1/4 c. ground flax seed
1 c. dry gluten free oats
1 tbsp. coconut oil
Heat the Almond Butter, Coconut Oil and Agave Nectar together. Add protein powder, oats and flax seed. Mix well. I use my food processor. Use Pampered Chef small scoop and make balls. It should make 18 bite size balls.
*may substitute with Vanilla Powder
Put in sealed container keep in fridge.