Making my own protein snack balls has turned into a bit of a hobby for me. I want to make a batch on the weekend so that I have a nutritious snack to reach for throughout the week instead of the biscuit box. I’m all for balance; it’s a recurring topic on this page, but anytime I do get my hands in the cookie jar, I realise it’ll be fine because I eat fairly well.
I’ve still struggled with eating nutritious treats and even those that are labelled as healthy can be high in chemicals and sugar. I’ve made a concerted effort to find new healthier living products that deliver safe and delicious snack choices, and I believe I’ve amassed a decent selection of reliable snack bars.
Let’s face it, snack bars aren’t inexpensive, and they’re definitely a treat in my book. I love baking my own treats to lessen the financial impact of purchasing them. This way, I believe it would be more like a treat anytime I finally get myself a couple of bars from the health food store.
I’m a total coconut addict, so these were perfect for me, and I’m sure they’ll be for all you other coconut fans out there. They’re extremely simple to create and have a tonne of flavour – they almost taste like dessert.
When I’m busy or away from home, knowing that I have tasty nutritious snacks on hand, whether baked or store purchased, ensures that I’m nourishing my body in the best way possible. These are grain-free and gluten-free, making them ideal for celiacs. They taste like dessert and go well with a cup of tea for a guilt-free snack.
What are any of the go-to munchies? Some of your favourite desserts would you like to see turned into protein snack balls?
Lemon Macaroon Protein BallsCourse: Uncategorized
An easy snack recipe that delicious and healthy and can be made in minutes.
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp lucuma powder
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until a crumbly texture emerges.
- Make tablespoon size balls out of the mixture.
- Allow them to firm up in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- With a cup of tea, enjoy, just strive not to consume them all at once!
- These keep for at least a week in the refrigerator and can also be frozen.