I feel the need to preface the recipe I am about to give you with:
WARNING, HAZARD AHEAD! – This recipe contains chia seeds and those things silently cement themselves to the gaps in between your teeth like a gold digger to a Warren Buffet’s wallet. Always check the mirror before meeting your offspring’s new, good-looking teacher.
Easy Protein Balls
Unless otherwise stated any old brand of ingredient will do. Make sure there is no sugar added though. I unknowingly bought some sweetened shredded coconut once and was highly hacked off when it kicked me out of ketosis.
This recipe doesn’t need any sweetener as the protein powder is already sweetened. Unfortunately this brand includes artificial sweetener which I wouldn’t usually use. However I bought this tin on one of the many occasions that I entered the supermarket without my glasses. When it comes to ingredient panels I am as blind as a bat. All I could see was there were only a few ingredients listed which I reasoned as good thing. You live and learn.
- 50 g Linseed Meal (Flaxseed)
- 50 g Almond Meal
- 50 g Shredded Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Raw Coconut Butter
- 50 g Coconut Oil Certified Organic
- 26 g 100% Whey Vanilla Flavour (I used Horley’s)
- 30 g 100% Cashew Spread
- 18 g Organic Coconut Flour
- 30 g (Level Tablespoon), Black Chia Seeds
- 50 g, Unsalted Butter
- 10g Cocoa
- 20g Cacao Nibs
- Here’s the easy bit, chuck all of those ingredients into a bowl then get in there with your hands and give it a good squidge around.
- Roll into balls of about 20gms each.
I get 15 out of this quantity of ingredients but often double the quantity so there is enough to put into lunch boxes during the week. If you want to keep the carbs down a little just leave out the cocoa and cacao nibs that should give you about 3g carbohydrate per ball.
This is the My Fitness Pal Nutritional panel:
Let me know how you do making them. Perhaps you have a similar recipe you could share.