I still don’t totally believe that these are healthy, but it says it on the internet so it must be true.
The protein in these comes from protein powder. Now I am not some muscle building gym freak, but I do use SIS Rego protein drink after exercise to help my body recover. It’s amazing. Also the whole SIS range is vegan, win! So I used some vanilla flavour in these. The rest of the ingredients are basically just almonds, chcocolate and maple syrup. What’s not to like?
This recipe is from Daily burn and I have just converted it into grams. I also used their photos as inspiration.
For the nut butter – 200g almonds.
Ok, beginner’s guide to nut butters. You will need:
- Food processor
- Patience (quantity dependant on the power of you food processor)
- Coconut oil (optional, dependant on your amount of ingredient 3.)
- Put nuts in food processor
- Turn on
- Scrape down the sides occasionally if it all builds up and doesn’t move
- Leave it running! It takes. Ages. Once it starts to make a ball you are getting there. Some people say you don’t need to add any other oils, but I often give up and put half a teaspoon of coconut oil in just to help it along.
You’ll need most of this in this recipe, you’ll have a bit left for spreading on your toast 🙂
For the protein balls
- 125g almond butter
- 100g ground almonds
- 2 scoops, 40g vanilla protein powder
- 40g dairy free chocolate chips or coarsely chopped dark chocolate
- 60ml maple syrup
Mix together the ground almonds with the protein powder in a medium bowl.
Add the almond butter and maple syrup and mix together.
Add the chocolate and mix again.
Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop up dough, then press/roll into balls.
Keep in the fridge and try not to eat them all!