Protein Balls

June 9, 2017

Feeling the need for an energy boost today? There are tons of variations of this recipe, but this one is one of my favorites.

Protein balls are very simple to make and are super nutritious and healthy. Your  family can enjoy this snack any time of the day.

 

•Cashews nuts are a great source of iron, folate, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B, zinc, folic acid, vitamin E and Omega-3.

Cashews help make your heart happy by delivering a dose of monounsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol.
 

Pistachios are nutritious and low in calories. They’re a great source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which are essential to supporting eye health. Protein-rich pistachios are also thought to be helpful in reducing blood pressure.

 

Walnuts are my favorites when it comes to taste and have many nutritional advantages.

 Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, they improve metabolism, and are rich in vitamin E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1/3 cup whole pistachios

  • 1/3 cup whole walnuts

  • 1/3 cup whole cashews

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder.

  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp honey or agave

  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add the pistachios, walnuts, cashews, protein powder, and cocoa powder into a blender. Blend on high until almost smooth. The consistency should be almost like a nut flour with small pieces of nuts still visible.

  2. Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl and add the coconut oil and honey.

  3. Mix well

  4. Roll the nut mixture into small even size  balls and dip each one in the shredded coconut.

  5. Store the power balls in an airtight container in the fridge. Should last about a week and  a half in the fridge, but mine are usually gone a lot faster.

 

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