Easy Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls Recipe
Energy bites, protein balls, no matter what you call them, these protein-packed snacks are great for that 3pm slump, or when you’re on-the-go.
When you don’t have much time on your hands, these protein balls are quick and simple to make, require no baking, and they freeze well!
They are full of nutrients, high in protein, with healthy fats, and fibre. This helps to support lean muscle mass, provides you with a sufficient energy boost, and aids with weight control.
This protein ball recipe is free from additives or sweeteners, is completely raw, meaning the nutrients and enzymes in the ingredients remain intact, providing your body with a more natural source of energy.
When is the best time to eat them?
Protein balls release energy slowly, so they are ideal to eat pre-workout to help sustain yourself throughout your session.
This also makes them a guilt-free energy hit for in between meal times, leaving you feeling full for longer and therefore less likely to seek out unhealthy energy drinks or your fifth cup of coffee for the day!
Equally, after a workout your muscles are highly absorbent, making energy balls a great snack to replenish your post-workout body.
Try this quick and easy recipe and see just how delicious and convenient these really are!!
Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls Recipe
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup almond butter
1/4 cup protein powder
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3-4 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
2-4 tablespoons water (optional if too thick)
1) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
2) Slowly add water if needed while continuing to mix.
3) Allow to chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, then begin rolling into balls.