Double nut vanilla protein balls

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Our resident healthy baker Juliana Mare shares her new protein ball recipe, packed with the best and tastiest superfoods! 

All the health benefits of a protein ball made a million times better by the inclusion of peanut butter! Homemade protein balls are such a great snack because you can pre-prepare and freeze them and control exactly what goes into the recipe. Protein Balls

This “double nut” recipe combines peanut butter and almonds but you can substitute any nut combination. I find the best combination that works with the chia seeds though, is almonds.

As someone who loves the feeling of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, I don’t mind the consistency, which is slightly paste-like on your tongue. Feedback from my family and friend taste-testers is that they’re a little on the dry side but this can be easily fixed by adding extra peanut butter to the recipe.

These little superballs are raw, gluten and dairy free, vegan friendly, low carb and sugar free!

You get an epic flavour hit from 100% organic, crunchy peanut butter and crushed almonds, then your energy boost from Open To Play’s Vanilla Protein and the health benefits of flaxseed meal and chia seeds. What more could you want from a protein ball!?

Coming in at only 86 calories each, these make a great pre or post workout snack and will keep in the freezer for up to a fortnight.

You can view this recipe and the nutritional information on Peaches & Push Ups!

INGREDIENTS

  • 45g Open To Play Vanilla Protein
  • 10g The Chia Co Black Chia Seeds
  • 30g almonds, crushed
  • 20g flaxseed meal
  • 180g 100% organic peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
    www.opentoplay.com.au & thechiaco.com

METHOD

  • Combine all ingredients, adding the peanut butter last.
  • Mix well then press 1TBS mixture into your palm and roll into a ball.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • Makes 15 protein balls.
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