Organic Protein Ball “Recipe”
Since I didn’t have an oven for a while, which is one of the main kitchen ‘tools’ (I’m like my Grandmother, I love baking!), I had to become more creative. When I flew to Bondi for New Years in 2016 I found many cafes serving various sizes and tastes of protein balls. I think it’s a fabulous idea to get a treat along with a coffee or a juice after a workout.
Protein balls are non bake energy balls made of various dried fruit, nuts, spices and some other ingredients that can vary to your liking. I make them for my kids, I make them for the guests attending my events.
Protein is required for the support of lean muscle mass, energy levels, immune function, weight control and is the foundation for all enzyme activity needed for basic body maintenance and detoxification. So when you feel like snacking at 3pm, you have all the excuses in the world to grab a protein ball or two.
After numerous demands I am sharing my protein ball recipe, which is not really a recipe. I’ll tell you why. The reason I wont give you the exact recipe with a measuring cup is because I never make the same twice. I find it firstly far too boring, secondly I use the things I have in the pantry and improvise.
Basing ingredients list:
dried fruit, any you like – fig, plum, mango, apple… the drier the fruit, the more honey or peanut butter you will need
nuts, any you like – almond, walnut, cashew, pistachio, hazelnut, pecan…
butter – peanut, almond butter or tahini
ground cinnamon – because I’m a fan of this spice
coconut flakes – optional, it gives a nice little creamy flavour
honey – optional, I prefer my energy bars less sweet
Blend all until it’s sticky enough to form small balls in your palms. I make mine into about 1-2 cm balls, so they are ‘one bite size’.
For all the ingredients, I use organic products because they are pesticide free, non toxic and really beneficial to your health.
Some of the health benefits from these ingredients are:
high in antioxydants
reduces sugar cravings
aids weight loss
increases activity of fat burning cells
supports immunity functions …
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My kids like them too, at least my daughter does. She brings one with her to school each day for an energy boost when needed.
It’s easy to make. It’s healthy and delicious.