healthy protein balls recipe

ingredients for healthy protein balls

Recipe: Scrummy Protein Balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 21

ProPoints: 2

Sometimes we all need a chocolate fix, that's why I created these protein balls. I wanted something that would satisfy both the sweet chocolate I was craving, but fill me up until my next meal. The chocolate is so rich due to the high cocoa content and because there's so many seeds, I only usually have the one!  

Ingredients:

  • 200g plain chocolate. I use 85% cocoa but try not to get under 70%
  • 30g chia seeds
  • 30g linseeds
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 30g pumpkin or mixed seeds
  • 20g sesame seeds
  • 30g goji berries
  • desiccated coconut to decorate

Instructions:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl. I usually pop it in the microwave for about a minute as it's faster and less hassle than over a pan of water.
  2. Add the chia seeds, goji berries, ground almonds, linseeds, pumpkin seeds and any other seeds you wish to add.
  3. Mix well then pop in the fridge for about 15 minutes
  4. Take a teaspoon of the mixture, roll between your hands (BEWARE! it's messy!) and then roll it into some desiccated coconut.
  5. 5. I put them in a tupperware box rather than the fridge as I think they would set up too much in the fridge but you could if you wish!