protein balls. bliss balls. raw balls. no matter what you call them, there are plenty of variations and they are delicious.
they are filled with healthy goodness, a little bit of sweetness and are a whole lot better than chocolate (calorie speaking that is, i’m rather fond of chocolate).
I have a mate called Webbo, and she makes some of the best “balls” going around. they are easy to make, don’t require a food processor and just need to be put in the fridge to set (if they even make it to the fridge).
if you are are a choccy lover like me or have in tolerances then this recipe can be adapted. I’ve added some ways to change-it-up a little at the end of the recipe.
my mate Webbo’s protein balls
1 cup of almond meal
1 cup of rolled oats
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (I use bulk nutrients WPI in vanilla or WPI powder from a health food store)
2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons of honey (you can also use agave)
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
a splash of milk
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a metal spoon.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave, being sure it doesn’t start to boil.
Add in all the remaining ingredients excluding the milk and mix with spoon to combine (you may have to use your hands for this one so prepare to get a bit messy!)
Add a splash of milk and continue to mix. If the mixture is not coming together then you may need a bit more milk, but only add a small amount at a time.
Pinch off some of the protein ball mixture, about the size of a tablespoon, and roll into a ball shape. When your done place he finished balls onto a tray lined with baking paper. Keep going until you’re all finished.
makes about 10-12, depending on how big your balls are.
had to get a dirty joke in, sorry.
takes a good 2 hours to set.
variations to the recipe to make chocolate peanut butter bliss balls
keep the above recipe the same, follow the same steps, but do the following:
replace 1/2 cup of oats with 2/2 cup of almond meal (still keep the 1 cup of almond meal)
add 2 tablespoons of chai seeds
add a extra tablespoon of peanut butter
use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla. I love 180 natural superfood protein!
add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.