No Bake Chocolate Protein Balls
Gluten free, grain free, paleo, and simply delicious!
One thing I have definitely noticed since being diagnosed with #IBD, is that the arsenal of go-to power foods has changed. There are a few staples in my pantry that weren’t there before 6 months ago. For example,
I want to tell you these energy bites are super easy to make … because it’s true they are. But a handful of the ingredients are not things that the every day person may have readily available. If you don’t have some of these items in your pantry, I highly recommend to put them in there because they add so much nutritional value to your daily diet, the list is very long. Otherwise, some of these ingredients can certainly be substituted with other alternatives (protein powder v. hemp protein, maple syrup v. honey, cocoa powder v. cacao, etc.)
Let me know if you try them, what you think, and any variations you made to ‘em!
PS. My son had some of these and devoured them. It’s a great idea for a snack on the go. Loads of protein, and easy to travel!
1 c oats - blended
1 tbsp sliced almonds - blended
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp peanut butter
1-2 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp hemp protein
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp shredded coconut
2 tbsp cacao powder
Blend oats and almonds together until finely ground
In a medium size bowl add the honey, peanut butter, and orange juice and mix together with a wooden spoon.
Add the hemp, chia, coconut, and cacao powder to the wet ingredients and mix well. Continue to add a little more orange juice if the mixture looks too dry
With clean hands (I prefer using cooking gloves), tightly squeeze the mixture into balls about 1” in diameter, or to your snacking liking
Place all in the fridge to harden before you enjoy.
To keep these protein balls for several days, I would recommend putting them in a ziplock baggie sealed in the fridge.