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Protein balls seem to be all the rage at the moment but often come with a hefty price tag and contain many unnecessary ingredients. These balls not only provide a good source of protein and carbohydrate, which are great for recovery, but are also a good source of fibre helping to promote satiety.  Whether you’re looking for a protein hit post workout or just a snack option throughout the day, these great balls are a sure fire way to satisfy …

Just six ingredients and a high-speed blender is all you need to create your very own nutritious and delicious protein ‘blend-a-balls’!

  1. 150g Almonds (Cashews also work well)
  2. 300g Dates (dried)
  3. 35g Rolled oats
  4. 150 g Whey protein powder (or your protein powder of choice, Sustagen Sport also works)
  5. 40g Cocoa powder
  6. 40g Orange juice (or as much needed to reach roll-able consistency)

Start by blending each of the first three ingredients separately (This will ensure your blender doesn’t suffer from a mid-blend-crisis and start making weird noises from the heavy workload…) Blend the almonds into a clumpy meal, oats to a flour and lastly dates into a rough paste. Now add all three separately processed ingredients back into processor and blend further until combined. Next add the protein powder and cocoa. At this point the mix will seem dry and crumbly but don’t fear, gradually add the orange juice and mix until a dough forms. Once you reach a roll-able texture, take spoons of mixture and form your desired ‘ball size’. If you want to take these to a textural level you can then roll your balls in your choice of garnish (eg. coconut, chia seeds, pepita or cocoa)

*Featured here is my chocolate orange combo which serves as a great base recipe, but feel free to mix it up and create your own flavours! #tellmewhatsyourflavour

I’m a personal fan of replacing the orange juice with a shot of coffee! #espressoyourself

Nutritional Info: Per serve (20g ball)IMG_9971

307 kj (73 cal)

Protein: 4.5g

Fat: 2.6g

Sat- fat: 0.3

Carbs: 9.0g

Fibre: 1.7g

Sodium: 8.0mg