October 1, 2014
3 Ingredient Protein Balls
I often come home from the gym in full hunger mode and if I don’t have something healthy on hand, who knows what I could end up eating. A spoonful of leftovers, some dried fruit, scoops of granola, spoonfuls of peanut butter – basically whatever’s in sight. It can get scary.
I’ve learned throughout the years that it’s easy to avoid these unnecessary calories. I now always have my smoothie ingredients ready in the fridge, and recently these delicious almond and date protein balls have been my post-workout go-to. They are incredibly simple to make, all natural with zero fillers, and they taste exactly like those expensive ones you find at health food stores. All you need is almond butter, dates and almond meal – swirl everything together in a food processor and start making those balls!
I have this really great mix from MUMA that consists of chia seeds, flax, quinoa flakes, sunflower meal, psyllium husk, linseed meal, millet meal and poppy seeds, which I opted to roll them in, but feel free to change it up with unsweetened coconut or your own kind of superfood mix.
3 Ingredient Protein Balls (makes about 8-9)
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup almond butter
Add all ingredients into a food processor. Blend on full speed until all ingredients slightly clump together. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into the palm of your hands, give it a good squeeze to get everything to stick together, and then proceed to roll in circular motion to form a ball.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge.