This delicious plant-based protein power ball is made with nuts, seeds, pea-protein powder, dates and touch of maple syrup. When you need an on-the-go protein snack, this one will help you stay satisfied in between meals and doesn’t disappoint.
Protein has been a hot topic in the health and wellness industry for quite a while. Some say you need X amount, others swear by vegetarian protein only, others are all about Paleo, Keto, the list could go on for a while.
What you need to remember is what works for them may not – and will probably not – work for you.
What actually works? And why is protein important?
First, the amount your body needs will always be dependent on your lifestyle, goals and your unique genetic make-up. And it can change from year to year (or even month to month, depending on your training schedule). PS: If you need some individual advice on this, consider becoming a Salus Nutrition client! Otherwise, a simple rule to keep in mind is to have a serving of protein with every meal and mini meal. This can be plant-based or animal based… whatever fits your lifestyle best.
In the meantime, enjoy these protein-packed power balls of sticky goodness! These are:
- Made in 15 minutes with a quick clean up.
- Full of yummy plant-based protein which is essential to keep our body healthy by supporting energy, hormone production, immunity, rebuilding muscles and so much more.
- A good mix of carbohydrates to fuel your day.
- A great source of healthy fat to to keep hunger at bay.
- Fiber rich to keep you feeling fuller longer and blood sugars stable.
- Perfect for on-the-go protein snack.
Goodbye mid afternoon energy crash; try these easy on-the-go protein power balls!
On-the-Go Protein Super Balls: The Recipe
As you can see from the video, I didn’t measure precisely since this was an experimental recipe. The measurements below are approximate.
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (no sugar added)
- 3/4 scoop Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup mixed nuts and raisins
- 1 capful vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons of water
- pinch of sea salt
- In a food processor, combine ingredients (dates, syrup, nut butter, protein powder, seeds, nuts, vanilla).
- Add water until the dough becomes sticky enough to form a ball.
- Time to get messy, roll the dough into 1 tablespoon balls with your hands.
- Place on a plate or glass container and then sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top.
- Chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours or overnight.
- You can transfer to a zip lock bag or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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