New Protein ball recipe! These have a chewier texture and have the option to be coated in cocoa powder which actually adds a slightly bitter taste. Also I was out of my regular protein powder so I used a new kind – Gold Standard 100% Whey Chocolate Malt. I think they’d taste pretty much the same with any brand. Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T. almond butter
4 tsp. water
1/6 C dried cranberries (about 15 dried cranberries)
1 T coconut flakes
1 T cocoa powder for dusting (optional)
Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, and water together in a small bowl until thick batter mixes. Add in dried cranberries and coconut flakes. Then, using your hands section the batter into 6 equal sections and roll into 6 balls. (Optional) Roll each ball in the cocoa powder. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.
Nutrition: 52 calories per protein ball.
(3.9g carbs, 2.1g fat, and 4.6g protein).
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).