Sugar-free, Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls [Updated]

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I know it’s been a hot minute since my last blogpost, but at least I come bearing delicious, healthy goodies, right?! :)

Behold: Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls (for an addition to Shakeology ice cream, or the like)
“Wait. Healthy peanut butter cookie dough balls?! Shakeology ice cream?!” you say. YES! It’s true! Read on…and be mindful of the saliva that will start to accumulate in your mouth. ;)

But first, here’s a little back story for you:
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Every year for the past 8 years, I’ve been joining my boyfriend/fiance/husband and his family at Cape Cod every Summer. And before I “turned Vegan,” there was an ice cream parlor I would insist we go to almost every night (for dessert, of course) during our stay. Obviously, that ice cream parlor is still there, still thriving — with or without my business, haha — but alas, ice cream is dairy. (and so far, there are no dairy-free ice cream flavor options available). This past August, we traveled across the country to stay in Cape Cod for two weeks, and I told myself that I was allowed a lobster (one lobster a year won’t hurt me, right? lol who knows), and ONE TRIP to the Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. The lobster was consumed about 5 days into the vacation…but I waited til the last night to do the ice cream (in fear that I’d “allow” myself more trips to the Emporium as the vacation continued, had I traveled there early on). Of course, I got my absolute favorite ice cream flavor of ALL TIME — a flavor I’ve only ever seen at Ben & Bill’s — Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream. It’s everything you’d ever want in an ice cream: the base is a chocolate ice cream…then there are chocolate chips, chunks of just peanut butter, and then, of course, balls of peanut butter cookie dough! Yeah. ::drool:: So having been inspired after returning home to San Francisco, I decided to come up with my own Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream: the Shakeology Version.

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**I may have just posted this recipe 3 days ago, but I have since come up with an improved concoction! See below!**

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp 3 Tbsp Peanut Flour
1 Tbsp Oat Flour (rolled oats ground into flour)
1/4-1/2 tsp Powdered Stevia
*new addition* 2 pinches of Himalayan Salt (no more using table salt, people! EVER!)
Plant-based milk of choice (oat, almond, coconut, hemp, etc.)
Cacao Nibs (optional)

You can all of these items at iHerb.com with coupon code DBM407 for $5-10 off for first time users!
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Directions:
Measure out flours peanut flour, Himalayan salt, and stevia into a small bowl and mix together.
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Then, 1 Tbsp at a time, add just enough milk to moisten flour mixture so you’re able to form a large ball like this:
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Then pinch off pieces from the large dough ball, to make small dough balls (you can make them as large or as small as you’d like). I’ve made 12 larger ones before…and this time, I made about 24 smaller ones:
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If you so desire, add 2 or 3 cacao pieces to each dough ball: (I like just adding my cacao nibs into the ice cream itself)

Then allow to freeze for a few hours so they have a nice texture when you bite into them whilst indulging in the ice cream.

 

Not sure how to make Shakeology Ice Cream?
There are loads of different ways, but my current concoction consists of:
1.25 cups unsweetened vanilla oat milk (homemade)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop Shakeology Boost: The Fiber
1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1/2 tsp Double Dark Chocolate Mate Super Tea Booster
LOTS of ice

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I think you may need a heavy duty blender like a Vitamix or Nutribullet or something — for it to blend to the right ice cream consistency — but I could be wrong. But yeah, just blend away until it turns into a thick ice cream/milkshake consistency. Pour into a mug/bowl, and add your cookie dough balls and/or cacao nibs AFTER.

Try it out! And report back to let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: I haven’t tried it with normal, all-natural peanut butter…but I’m assuming you’d omit the milk, and just add more oat flour until it’s no longer too sticky to roll into balls.

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Enjoy! :)

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