Taste the tropics with this pre- or post-workout snack. If the five grams of protein per ball isn’t enough for you, consider added a few extra scoops of protein powder into the mix.
I will be short and sweet today. Literally sweet because I rolled 32 of coconut protein balls today and was totally covered in coconut flakes and sticky dough. But I’m not complaining. It took only 20 minutes from start to finish. These are really easy to make and a great treat for the entire family. You can store them away in plastic container and freeze them.
3 cups dates, pitted
4 scoops (120 g) whey protein powder
1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips
1 + 1/2 cup almonds
2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup warm water
2/3 – 1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Combine dates, almonds and water in a food processor and grind. Small chunks are fine. Add to the mixing bowl along with protein powder, carob ships and cocoa powder. Mix with spatula until well combined. Mixture will seem dry in the beginning. If necessary add more water
- Spread coconut flakes on a flat surface like a dinner plate and roll 32 balls in it.
Servings Per Recipe: 32 balls
Amount Per 1 Ball:
Total Fat: 5.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
Sodium: 53.2 mg
Total Carbs: 16.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Sugars: 11.2 g
Protein: 5.5 g
Weight Watchers Points +: 3
Weight Watchers Points: 2