With the holidays just around the corner, gift shopping, meal planning, and tree decorating are now in full swing! Planners are filled with grocery lists, gift shopping lists, recipes, holiday activities… you name it!
While there’s nothing quite like the joy of prepping for the holidays, and planning quality time with your loved ones, it is more important than ever to take care of your digestive health during the season of holiday hustle and bustle.
If you’re like the rest of us, you are ordering takeout or delivery more often as the nights get darker earlier, and the errand-running takes up almost all of your free time. While the occasional takeout meal can be much needed to free up a little time, consuming higher levels of processed foods can wreak havoc on your digestive system.
Today, we’d like to share with you a simple, no-bake cranberry protein ball recipe. It’s the perfect recipe to prep ahead of time and consume on-the-go for important nutrients and a much needed energy boost.
These little bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with protein. Oh, and did we mention they are delicious? The sweet flavor of cinnamon and ginger goodness will have your kids wanting some, too, so don’t forget to make extra. To get started, here is what you’ll need:
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew… your choice!)
- ¼ cup organic maple syrup
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped craisins
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix, then scoop out approx. 1-inch balls and roll with your hands. If serving immediately, place them in the freezer for 10 minutes. If not, place them in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or the freezer if you want them to last longer. If consuming from the freezer, thaw for 5 minutes before serving.
*This recipe is not our own, and was created by whatmomslove.com. It has been modified slightly. We hope you enjoy these protein bites as much as we do! For more tips on how to support your gut and digestive health, read our blog, 4 Tips for Digestive Health This Holiday Season, and don’t forget to check out some of our best-selling probiotics for digestive and immune support.