We all love the occasional snack but when you sit all day at a desk, snacking can be your biggest enemy. Having healthy, homemade snack options available will not only make your wallet happy but your waist line too. These protein balls pack a huge punch of flavour and protein. They are practically raw, although not official. They do not need to be baked and require very little prep time.
I got inspiration for these yummy protein balls from Ani Phyo who is an eco-lifesylist and raw foodist. I was looking for a recipe that didn’t contain dates. Dates are a very common ingredient in raw food and especially raw protein balls/bars. I used the Coconut Breakfast Cakes and made a few modifications to get what I wanted!
Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
- 2 cups milled flax seed
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (1/2 cup, I used Sunwarrior, Warrior blend)
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 juiced lemon)
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Form into bite sized balls. This will make about 20 balls, depending on how big you like them.
They can also be flattened into a pancake and topped with fresh fruit! I didn’t have any in the house (gasp) so I have to wait till next time to do this. YUM!
Eat better. Feel better.