Protein / energy balls are showing up all over the place so I decided to make a batch and see what the rage was all about. I created this recipe from what I had in my pantry and they turned out really delicious.
My thoughts on the protein balls in general – they are a great way to get extra nutrition and energy. If you make them ahead of time, they are a good ‘grab n go’ snack and are easy to eat. These Vanilla Cocnut Balls and a lot of the other recipes I saw online have a decent amount of protein in them, but they also have a decent amount of (healthy) fat content in them. So, they are definitely good for you but make sure you watch how many you eat at a time.
Vanilla Coconut Protein Balls
1 scoop Fitmiss Vanilla Chai protein powder
2 tsp almond butter
1 T honey
3 T shredded coconut
Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, honey and half of the shredded coconut together in a small bowl until thick batter forms. Then, using your hands section the batter into 5 equal sections and roll into 5 balls. Roll each ball in the remaining shredded coconut. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.
Nutrition: 64 calories per protein ball.
(5.1g carbs, 3.5g fat, and 3.9g protein).