Recipe: Mix and Match Custom Protien Balls

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The Basic Formula

Protein balls consist of wet and dry ingredients, typically at a 2:1 dry-to-wet ratio (think: two parts dry ingredients, one part wet ingredients). Dry ingredients keep the shape and typically provide most of the protein. Wet ingredients are for the sticking and sweetness; they create a dough-like consistency. There are varying thicknesses of the wet ingredients, which means there’s no “one-ratio-fits-all” rule. For instance, mashed dates will hold better than mashed bananas and thus require less of your dry ingredient, like protein powder or flax meal. If you’re using an actual juice (like lemon juice, for instance), you’ll need a very small amount of it in relation to the dry ingredients.

 From there, you can blend in additions for fun flavors, like freeze-dried raspberries, chocolate chips, or cherries.

Mix and match these ingredients (or find ones that suit each category), and experiment to create the perfect protein snack for your on-the-go treat. Mix, mold, and chill to set each one, and bring two to three with you for some post-workout or midday fuel.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients (2 parts)

  • Protein powder
  • Rolled gluten free oats
  • Flax meal
  • Ground almonds or cashews

Wet Ingredients (1 part)

  • Nut butter
  • Dates
  • Banana
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Applesauce
  • Coconut oil

Add-In’s

  • Spices – Cinnamon, Nutmeg, etc.

Add-Ons

  • Coconut shreds
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Puffed rice or quinoa
  • Nuts
  • Spices
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds

 

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