Happy Easter Protein Balls Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour +

Cook time: Nil

Makes: 14 balls (1 ball per snack), or 28 smaller balls (2 balls per snack)

Ingredients

1 cup almond meal/ground almonds

1 cup coconut, desiccated

2 serves* vanilla protein powder (choose a high protein, low carb powder such as Aussie Bodies Perfect Protein or 100% Whey)

1 Tbsp LSA (ground linseed, sunflower and almond)

½ tsp of each: cinnamon & mixed spice

1/4 tsp nutmeg

4 Tbsp mixed dried fruit i.e. currants, sultanas etc

1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 orange, zest and juice

1 Tbsp honey

½ tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp tahini

For the crosses (optional, but gives a nice Easter touch)

½ serve of vanilla flavoured protein powder mixed with a little liquid coconut oil.

 

*1 serve of high protein, low carb powder generally contains 20- 25g of protein and minimal carbohydrates. Note- Bodytrim meal replacement shake powder is not high protein, low carb.

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Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until well combined. The mixture should easily stick together without being too wet.
  2. Shape into 14 balls and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. To make the crosses: In a small bowl place the protein powder and gradually add coconut oil, mixing to combine. Consistency should be pour- able but not too runny!
  4. Remove balls from the fridge and with a teaspoon carefully pour crosses over each ball.
  5. Return balls to refrigerator so that the crosses can set.
  6. Store balls in an air tight container in the fridge.
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