Protein Energy Balls - Make Your Own
By Teresa Cutter
What's great about it
Here's a delicious way to make your own protein balls that are made from completely natural ingredients and free from the processed sugars and preservatives found in many store-bought versions. I love making them in individual jars so I can easily whip up a batch with ease and they look so attractive that I'm always making them for friends and special occasions because they look and taste so good! I vary the ingredients based on what I want to create, altering the nutritional content and the flavour profile to be unique.
Layer protein, coconut, chocolat, cacao nibs, hazelnut, almonds and dates in that order in a large 500 ml (17 oz) glass jar.
Store covered in the fridge until you're ready to make your protein balls.
- To make the balls:
- Tip out the contents of the jar into a food processor.
- Blend until the mixture looks like chocolate crumbs.
- Add coconut oil and water.
- Process again until soft and combined.
- Shape into balls using an ice cream scoop or spoon.
- Roll in coconut and allow them to set in the fridge for 1 hour before eating.
Notes and Inspiration
Add 1 teaspoon Matcha or Superfood for boosted antioxidants. You can also make a yummy superfood smoothie by combining 2 protein balls with 1 cup of almond milk and a frozen banana. Blend until smooth and enjoy. You can also check out my Nut Free Protein Balls - Peanut Butter Protein Balls - Protein Power Balls.
To make this DIY protein ball mix you just lay the measured amount of ingredients into a 500 ml glass storage jar. These taste like a bounty bar and make a quick high energy portable breakfast or lunch for hardcore movers and shakers. They also make a quick healthy recovery snack after exercise and are loaded with around 10g of protein per serve.