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Chocolate chip cookie dough protein balls

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:

  1. Nuts
  2. Food processor
  3. Patience (quantity dependant on the power of you food processor)
  4. Coconut oil (optional, dependant on your amount of ingredient 3.)

Process:

  1. Put nuts in food processor
  2. Turn on
  3. Scrape down the sides occasionally if it all builds up and doesn’t move
  4. 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! 

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