These protein balls are a perfect snack at any time of day and are especially
useful when you’re on the go such as travelling or after a workout. They also
satisfy the need for a sweet snack but without the sugar, contributing to a
slower and more level energy release. Additionally, almonds are a
great source of monounsaturated fats, which support healthy blood
cholesterol. You can make a large batch and freeze some for a later date.
You can also try them with orange or lime instead of lemon.
1 cup (100g) ground almonds
1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup protein powder (such as Sun Warrior Protein Powder vanilla flavour)
2 tablespoons almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil
Juice and zest of 2 lemons (only grate the yellow zest as the white part will
make the balls bitter)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tip: If you have edible lemon essential oils you can add this to intensify the
Put all the ingredients into a food processor and mix together until all
ingredients are evenly mixed. You can also do this by stirring everything into a
bowl but it takes slightly longer. Always make sure the ingredients are well
mixed in and evenly distributed.
Shape the mixture into balls. You can roll the balls in desiccated coconut if
Store the protein balls in the fridge or freeze a batch if you’ve made more
than you need.