Making my own protein snack balls has become a bit of an obsession of mine. I love to whip up a batch at the weekend so I know that I have a healthy snack to turn to, instead of the biscuit tin during the week. I’m very much about balance, it’s the running theme of this blog so when I do have my hands in the jar I know that it’s OK because I generally eat pretty well.
Snacking healthily is always something that I’ve struggled with as sometimes even the snacks that are labelled healthy are laden with additives and sugar. I’ve made a real effort to discover new healthy living brands that offer nutritious and tasty snack options and think I have a nice collection of go-to snack bars that never disappoint.
Let’s face it, buying snack bars isn’t cheap and certainly a luxury in my eyes. I really enjoy making my own snacks to mitigate the blow of buying them on my bank balance. This way I think that when I do buy myself a couple of bars from the health food shop it feels more like a treat.
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp lucuma powder
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until a crumbly texture forms.
Take tablespoon portions of the mixture and roll in to balls.
Allow them to stand in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Enjoy with a cup of tea and try not to eat them all in one go!
These store really well in the fridge for at least a week - they can also be frozen.
I’m a complete coconut addict so these were really on point for me and I know that they will be for all you other coconut lovers out there too. They’re incredibly easy to make and really pack a punch in the flavour department – they taste like dessert.
Knowing that I have delicious healthy snacks on hand, homemade or shop bought means I know that I’m nourishing my body the best way I can when I’m busy or away from home. These are grain-free so will be perfect for celiacs and since they taste like dessert they go perfectly with a cup of tea for a guilt-free snack.
What are your favorite go-to snacks? Which desserts would you like to see recreated as protein snack balls?