In case you missed the memo, protein balls are all the rage now in the fitness and ‘clean eats’ world.
So, with smart snacking being about all things protein (to keep you fuller for longer), it’s time to swerve the UN-healthy cereal bars and reach for these guilt-free treasures after your workouts!
They’re so, so simple to make but offer an element of indulgence that we all need sometimes to feel treated! These aren’t just any old high protein snacks by the way (not like some of those ‘high protein’ bars you see in the supermarkets that are just packed full of sugar) they’re highly nutritious too. Chia seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients (omega-3 fatty acid, high protein and fibre) with very few calories…they’re my go-to superfood; I add them to my eggs in the morning, salads, soups (basically everything, yeah).
Let’s get down to business: to make 10 to 12 protein balls you’ll need…
- 150g Almonds
- 150g Cashews
- 2 scoops MyProtein vanilla cookie protein powder order from MyProtein here
- 2 tbsp. Chia seeds
- 2 tbsp. Flaxseeds
- Splash of almond milk
- 2 tbsp. Peanut butter
- Half a cup of oats
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
This is so simple you could do it blindfolded bebs. Just whiz the almonds, cashews and coconut oil together in a blender, then add the chia seeds, flaxseeds, protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter and oats.
Roll into balls and put on a plate in the fridge overnight to set properly. Yummy.
Don’t forget to pack a couple for after your workout!