Chocolate PB + Coconut Protein Balls
Hey there, fit babes!
I've been getting a few questions about how you can eat relatively healthy while traveling, so I wanted to share one of the fun, easy & on-the-go snacks I like to whip up before I travel.
One of my fave ways to ensure I'm grabbing the RIGHT foods while on vacay (not just what's convenient), is to be prepared with lots of healthy & high-protein snacks that are easy, portable and hold up in any sort of condition. (Nothing too perishable, or you'll risk it going bad before it gets eaten.)
These lil' guys are SUPER easy to make and packed with lots of protein & healthy fats to keep you satisfied for long periods of time. They're also 100% naturally sweetened from the medjool dates, making it a MUCH better alternative to grabbing store-bought energy bars or the equivalent.
Plus, they hold up really well going unrefrigerated for long periods of time, but definitely taste amazing at chilled temps.
Recipe available below!
With love and wellness,
CHOCOLATE PB + COCONUT PROTEIN BALL RECIPE
[for the energy balls]
10 medjool dates, pitted
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tbsp pure unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cashew milk (or similar nut milk)
2 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (to roll them around in!)
Place all ingredients (except for the dates) in a blender and pulse until it forms a thick, sticky batter
Throw in 1-2 medjool dates at a time, blending thoroughly until combined. By the end, the mixture should get very thick and become more solid than batter-like. Take your time with the blender and ensure everything is incorporated evenly.
Spoon mixture into your hands and roll into a 1-1.5 inch ball.
Roll ball in shredded coconut before placing in a storage container to set. Repeat until the entire mixture is used.
Note: You will definitely need a high-powered blender for this. I tried to use a bullet blender at first, and ended up almost frying the motor. (Oops!)
Makes around 18-20 balls.
140 CALS per serving (1 ball)
7 F | 14 C | 7 P
This recipe was originally published on the Larissa Nicole Fitness blog