If you like to work out and are trying to stick to a high protein diet, you’re probably wondering how to keep that protein high when you’re hungry throughout the day. Snacking can be the death of any diet if not considered carefully. However, planning ahead and getting your hands stuck into making homemade protein balls will keep your energy high throughout the day, provide you with a good protein-filled snack to stick your teeth into and make sure you stick to that diet. Try one of these recipes:
The oats in this recipe are great for providing slow releasing carbohydrates while the honey provides antioxidants, while the chia seeds provide antioxidants, protein, and fiber. The peanut butter is your solid form of protein here so use a quality natural butter. Combine 1.5 cups of rolled oats with ½ a cup of vanilla whey protein powder, ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Mix together and then add ½ a cup of peanut butter (or any nut butter), 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add 1/3 of a cup of raisins and then use your hands to mix all the ingredients. Take a handful at a time and roll it into a ball. Set the balls in the fridge for 30 minutes.
This recipe is full of antioxidants and good fats as well as being high in protein. Add ¾ of a cup of vanilla brown rice protein to a bowl. Mix with 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, a pinch of stevia, and 3 tablespoons of cacao powder. Now add 2 tablespoons of tahini paste and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, with 3 tablespoons of water. Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls in your hands. This makes around 10 balls. These need to be in the fridge for longer, around 2 hours.
This has a heavy nut mixture to add protein and a range of good fats, which help the heart and the brain. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, ¼ of a cup of pumpkin seeds, and ¼ of a cup of almonds into a blend. Blend these until they are a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl and add ¼ of a cup of coconut oil, a pinch of stevia, 3 tablespoons of psyllium husk, 1 tablespoon of cacao powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 30 gram serving of your favorite vanilla protein. Mix it together adding a little water if the texture is too dry. Freeze for an hour or so before eating.
Not only is this recipe delicious, it helps settle the stomach while providing vitamin E and antioxidants. In a mixing bowl, add ½ a cup of vanilla rice brown protein powder, 2 tablespoons of almond meal, ¼ a teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ a teaspoon of peppermint oil, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, 2 tablespoons of coconut flour, and a pinch of stevia. Add a little water to get the right doughy consistency and roll into 10 balls, now roll in cacao powder and add a fresh mint leaf to the top. Refrigerate the balls for about 2 hours before consuming.
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