healthy eats: 5 minute protein balls

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Since seeing our naturopath, we’ve discovered that we need to incorporate more protein into our diets. Trying to squeeze in 6 AM yoga doesn’t leave much time to prepare a morning smoothie, so we’ve started to make protein balls with Vega to get our daily dose in on the go.

Here is our super easy 5 minute recipe to make protein balls.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1 tsp – tbsp of cinnamon (adjust based on preference)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp – tbsp vanilla extract (adjust based on preference)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (give or take depending if the mixture sticks
  •  1/2 cup whey or green vanilla protein (note, the green vanilla protein provides a more chalky taste)
  • 1/3 cup Chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Steps:

  • Throw all your ingredients (except the shredded coconut and almond milk) into a mixing bowl and start mixing
  • Slowly add in the almond milk and keep adding in slowly until mixture forms a paste
  • Let sit for 15 mins
    • we prefer doing this as it gives time for the Chia seeds and oats to absorb some of the moisture
  • Grab half a small handful and turn in your palms to make them into balls
  • Roll ball in shredded coconut
  • Put on a flat dish and store in fridge until you’re ready to enjoy!

Depending on the size you’re making, we usually get around 22-26 balls with this recipe.



Pro tips:

  • Instead of raisins, you can add dark chocolate chips
  • You can add a sweetener like agave or maple syrup, however we’ve kept it out to limit sugar intake and find the raisins do the trick
  • We add in drops of vitamin D as our naturopath has us taking it everyday

Have tips on making protein balls? Share them below!

xo, late & lovely

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