Protein balls are ideal for snacking on the go, for a healthy protein hit when you're out and about. These Lean Green Protein Balls are enhanced with super greens for an immune boosting nutrient hit that's as good for you as it tastes! 😋
What are protein balls? 💪
Protein balls are ball-shaped snacks made using protein powder as well other whole food ingredients such as fruit, nuts and seeds. They're a great alternative to store-bought protein bars which can be full of hidden nasties such as sugar, sweeteners and artificial ingredients.
Making your own protein balls means you can know exactly what is in them and be confident that they are plant-based, gluten-free and 100% natural 🌱
Is coconut oil healthy? 🥥
Coconut oil, like any oil, is a fat - which gives it a bad reputation is some circles. But fat is an essential nutrient and choosing the right source of fats can help to optimise your health, not sabotage it!
The types of fats found in coconuts are mainly Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), which are metabolised quickly and are less likely to be stored in the body. They provide an efficient source of energy as well as many other essential nutrients.
Enjoyed in moderation, coconut oil is a welcome addition to any healthy lifestyle!
What is Lean Protein and what health benefits does it provide? 🌱
Lean Protein is a clean, pure and plant-based protein powder made using a blend of hemp and pea protein, enhanced with Japanese Matcha and super greens.
It's ideal for topping up your protein intake daily or for boosting muscle repair after a workout, at the same time as supporting your overall wellness with added greens.
You can learn more about the ingredients in Lean Protein in our blog posts below:
LEAN GREEN PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE
- 2 tbsp Lean Protein powder
- 200g pitted dates
- 200g cashew nuts
- 50g gluten-free oats
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- Add all the ingredients aside from the desiccated coconut to a blender and pulse until combined into a doughy mixture
- Using your hands, divide into even-sized balls (however many you like depending on how big you would like each - we recommend golf ball sized), then roll each in desiccated coconut
- Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week and enjoy as and when peckish!