Today is the official first day of Fall! Wooooohooooooo!
I know this is so cliche, but Fall is my all-time favourite season. Halloween is my favourite holiday. Scary movies are my favourite movies. Pumpkin chocolate chip are my favourite treats. It's all a good time really.
This time last year I was dead sick with first trimester nausea, sickness, exhaustion so I didn't take full advantage. So this year, I'm soaking every second of the season up...starting with these pumpkin chocolate chip protein balls! Delicious, nutritious, and great for nursing mamas too (starred ingredients help boost milk supply)!
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats*
2 scoops vanilla protein (I used this one from Vital Proteins)
1/3 cup natural nut butter (I used peanut)*
1/3 cup pumpkin puree (the ONLY ingredient should be pumpkin)
1 Tbsp raw, local honey
2 Tbsp chia seeds*
1/4 cup chopped walnuts*
1/4 cup cacao nibs (you can use dark chocolate instead if you want)
Dash of pink himalayan salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice
Mix all ingredients together and roll into small balls. Store in fridge or freezer.