As some of you already know, I’m quite the fitness freak when I’m not at work or when in the kitchen. Eating clean (well, half the time) and training hard are my main goals for 2013 and so far so good. Biggie and I are always trying to mix up our breakfasts, lunches and snacks to maintain our goals. I came across the idea of protein balls from an old primary school friend and was determined to make them myself. Google really is your best friend.
I was not expecting to post this recipe up but at the request of some fellow instagrammers I decided to do so. Please excuse the lack of photos and poor styling.
5 ingredients. 5 minutes. Why wouldn’t you make these little healthy power balls of bliss?
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls
adapted from Kidspot
½ cup Peanut butter (I used smooth, crunchy would give more texture)
½ cup Protein power *
¼ cup Coconut oil (or honey)
¼ cup Muesli (or oatbran)
* I used chocolate protein powder. If using vanilla protein powder, add approximately a heap tablespoon of sifted cocoa powder or even leave it as vanilla.
- Mix peanut butter, protein powder, coconut oil and muesli in a bowl with a wooden spoon until well combined (it should form a big ball).
- Roll into balls of desired size, roll in desiccated coconut and refrigerate until firm
- Keep in air tight container in the fridge
You may need to control yourself because you won’t be able to stop at one. I find myself eating a couple of these on the train ride home from work before hitting the gym. It gives me that little bit of energy before working out.
The good thing about this recipe is that you can adapt it to your liking. Try adding dried fruit, nuts, or even choc chips if you will :)
Here are some variations I’ve made
Peanut Butter Cookies & Cream Protein Balls
The boy had Cookies & Cream flavoured protein (super yum!) and I also added about a teaspoon of chia seeds, flax seeds and roughly 50 grams of slivered almonds. Loved the texture of these.