Collagen Peanut Butter Balls

I am such a nerd, but I am so freakin PROUD of myself! I created these all by myself!! I am not a recipe creator- I am a rule follower. My sister is a chef, and when I ask her how long I'm supposed to cook something for, her answer is always "until it's done". And I say, TELL ME EXACTLY HOW MANY MINUTES! 

But today, I actually pulled foods out of my pantry, dumped them haphazardly into a bowl, made some adjustments, and actually made something tasty! WHAT?!

Now, don't give me TOO much credit, it's not like I invented snack balls or anything. I just put ingredients together without having to follow exact instructions. It's a big step for me!

So here you are, hopefully just the first of many recipes from yours truly. I love these because they are full of healthy fats, and the Vital Proteins Collagen has seriously great health benefits:

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps support healthy hair, skin, nails, bones and joints. As we age, our bodies' collagen production slows and our need for it grows. Incorporating clean collagen nutrition (such as Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides) into one's diet can help us maintain a vibrant life. 

That's actually where this all started-- I wanted to experiment with different ways to incorporate collagen, other than my coffee.  I used the unflavored collagen peptides, and it really doesn't have any flavor at all! I bet these would be great with the Vanilla Collagen Creamer too. 

All of these measurements are approximations, so play around with it!

Makes 20 snack balls

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. If the mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil as needed. Roll into small balls and roll in extra coconut flakes if you wish. Let them set in the fridge before eating.