This is a very easy go-to recipe for me ever since I discovered it on Pinterest here. I have been making them for myself for work when I am on the go, traveling on the train and not wanting to make a mess or having the time to warm something up. They are very easily customizable to your liking and very tasty and filling, you will want to be eating them as a snack all day! Also perfect for an after the gym fill up:)
We are making them with all very healthy and nutritious ingredients, so you won’t need to feel ashamed for eating them. When I did the calculations, I estimated each ball to contain about 125 calories, give or take some (depending on how you customize yours too, don’t shoot me if I’m wrong!).
And yes, they are gluten free And raw;P
To make it short and sweet…
-Almond Flour And coconut flour are both low in carbs and high in protein. Both are very nutritious.
-Nut butter’s are also filled with lots of protein and nutrients.
-Hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids.
-Some say coconut oil help aids in weight loss.
-Maple syrup also comes with added nutrients and an amazing taste.
-Camu Camu is one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in a food known to man! Which is beneficial for just about every part of your body.
-Cocoa powder and Chia seeds are considered super foods and even ‘foods of the gods’ by the Mayans. Chia seeds are also known to help stabilize blood sugar.
Protein Power BallsPrint Recipe
- 2/3 Cup - Almond Flour (blanched or meal)
- 2/3 Cup - Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Cup - Sunflower Nut Butter (or any nut butter of your liking for added protein)
- 3 TBSP - Hemp Protein
- 2 TBSP - Coconut Oil (warmed and melted)
- 2-3 TBSP - Maple Syrup
- 2 TBSP - Camu Camu Powder (optional, for added Vitamin C)
- 2 TBSP - Cocoa Powder
- 2 TBSP - Chia Seeds
Mix together all of your ingredients (either in a food processor or with your hands, I just use my hands) and leave aside some coconut flour for rolling your balls in.
Once you get it to a thick moist consistency the dough retains it's shape (if it is too crumbly, you can add more melted coconut oil or a TBSP of water. If it is too wet, add more flour), start forming them into little balls with your hands.
Roll the balls into either cocoa powder, chia seeds, or coconut flour.
Stick them in a large plastic baggy and freeze it. Once they are frozen, you can transport what you will be using the next few days into the refrigerator so they will retain their shape:)