“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a good protein bar was formerly obliged to lay down an enormous sum.” ~Jane Austen, Protein and Providence
Perhaps this happened to be the unfortunate case many a year back, but happily this conundrum need not plague you any longer, as I am agreeably disposed to share with you a recipe that will deliver the most pleasing bite of protein you could ever hope to find. You are most welcome.
So whip yourself up a bunch of of these beauties, lift some weights and sit down to a cup of tea and a beautiful bite of protein.
…and chocolate. Don’t forget the chocolate.
They are handsome too, which a protein bite ought to be, if they possibly can.
Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownie Balls
makes about 20
1 cup soaked almonds (soak overnight)
½ cup coconut, desiccated
½ cup cacao
¾ cup (3 x 30g scoops) chocolate protein (100% whey and naturally sweetened)
1 tsp salt
½ cup apple sauce
1/5 cup coconut milk
½ cup coconut flour
2 tbsp honey (swap for stevia or other preferred natural sweetener for THM:S)
4 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp cacao
desiccated coconut, for rolling
1. Grind soaked almonds in food processor, starting on low and then going to high.
2. Add all other ingredients for the base and process.
3. Work the mixture into balls. Be ready to get your hands dirty! If the mixture is a little dry, add a little more coconut milk until the mixture is of a workable texture; if it is too wet, add more coconut flour.
4. Mix together honey, coconut oil and cocoa.
5. Roll the balls in the chocolate coating, and then roll in coconut.
6. Place the balls on a tray lined with baking paper and put in the freezer for 1 hour.
7. They are now ready to eat!
8. To store, keep the balls in an airtight container in the freezer. To serve, remove from freezer and let sit for 5-10 minutes to soften.
Enjoy pre or post workout for a quick (and beautiful) delivery of protein!
*Note: These are not very sweet and are very low sugar on purpose. They suit my not-so-sweet tooth, but if you want extra sweetness, you could try adding some honey, maple syrup, or liquid stevia to the base mixture.
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