After a lot of research and hesitation I recently invested in some whey protein powder and I’ve been having a whole lot of fun playing with protein powder recipes. One thing I’ve been wanting to try for a long time is protein balls.
They’re the perfect mix between a Quest bar and a fat bomb. I love Quest Bars, but they don’t satisfy me because they have hardly any fat. I also love fat bombs, because they’re so satisfying, but they’re super melty and you have to keep them in the fridge or freezer. These seem to stand up well to being out of the fridge, and to being handled without turning to liquid. I’ve also added some psyllium husk for a bit of extra fibre. Fat, protein and fibre. It’s a triple play.
(Makes 12 balls)
60g vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened, desiccated coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp psyllium husk
1 tsp sweetener, or to taste
1. Blend all of the ingredients, except for the desiccated coconut, together in a food processor. Check for sweetness.
2. Pinch portions from the mixture and shape into balls by rolling between your palms.
3. Carefully roll each ball in the desiccated coconut
4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge