Friday, 13 February 2015

choc chip "cookie dough" raw and vegan protein ball snacks

Protein is where it is at when it comes to smart snacking, and as Women’s Health magazine stated in their May 2014 issue, “protein is the kryptonite to your fat stores”. I’ve been making quite a few recipes lately, getting inspo for new recipes online and on health magazine but also making a few flavours myself!

great recipe from WH magazine 

This recipe comes from Women’s Health magazine and is so easy to make. The almond butter on the recipe can help prevent blood sugar levels spiking (which happens when we consume sugary foods such as sweetened cereal bars and pastries). If you fancy something sweet after dinner (who doesn’t!) then these are perfect for giving you a little sweet treat without ruining your healthy eating.

25g protein
15g coconut oil, melted
15g agave nectar*
25g coconut flour**
30g almond butter
50ml almond milk
5g vanilla extract
30g raw cocoa nibs

Makes 8

In a food processor, whizz together the protein, agave nectar and coconut flour. Then add in the melted coconut oil, almond butter, almond milk, vanilla and a pinch of salt.

a generous dollop f natural nut butter will be very filling!
Blitz until all the ingredients are well combined.

Lastly add the cocoa nibs, and pulse for 20 seconds to roughly chop them onto the mixture.

healthy "cookie dough" 

Simply take a large pinch of the mixture and roll into balls (you may want to wet your hands for this), pop them in the fridge to set for an hour or so and enjoy them as and when you need!!

smile whilst you roll! 
sweet but no added sugar! 

Each balls contains just 80 calories and 4g of protein!
Get munching!

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*the original recipe uses 15g coconut sugar but I went for agave nectar so it sticks together better

**I bought mine from Holland and Barrett

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