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Protein balls recipe
Protein balls recipe
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Energy balls are the perfect healthy, energy-boosting on the go snack. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate flavours in our energy ball recipe makes these feel like an indulgent snack, but they are actually filled with good-for-you fats and natural, unrefined ingredients. You can make a big batch of these energy balls and store them in the freezer, so they are ready to grab whenever you need a little pick me up, or when feel like the biscuit tin is calling your name. These energy balls are gluten-free, dairy-free, and if you swap the honey for maple syrup or agave, they are also suitable for vegans. When you are trying to follow a healthy diet, having some healthy snacks to hand is key. When your blood sugars dip, and your body craves something sweet to give you a burst of energy, you might want to reach for a convenient, packaged snack, but these home made energy balls are a natural and healthy way to keep you going until your next meal. You can cover your energy balls in any coating you like - we chose coconut, matcha powder, and freeze dried raspberries to add a burst of colour, but finely chopped nuts or other health-boosting superfood powders would also work well. Be careful if using matcha powder to coat your energy balls it is very strong so should be used sparingly! You can buy energy balls in shops, but making your own is so easy, much cheaper, and means you know exactly what has gone into them.

Ingredients

  • 40g gluten-free oats
  • 30g vanilla protein
  • 25g cacao
  • 100g natural peanut butter
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp chia or flax seeds
To coat
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Freeze dried raspberries
  • Matcha powder

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients, apart from the coatings,  in a food processor until a dough like consistency forms
  2. Take 1tbsp portions of the mix and roll into balls using your hands.
  3. .Roll in coatings. Store in the fridge or freezer, or eat immediately.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 106(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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