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Protein balls are great for post workout or for quick snacks when you are on the run.  What’s fun about them is you really can throw any ingredients you want in them and change up the flavors. 

This recipe is from here.

Chocolate Chip Protein Ballz

-2 T vanilla or chocolate protein powder of choice

-2 T of almond butter (drippy almond butter works best)

-2 T shredded unsweetened coconut

-1 T pure maple syrup (honey or brown rice syrup would work too)

-pinch of sea salt, Stevia and cinnamon

Jared caught me in action…he just missed me licking the almond butter spoon. 😉
 

Directions:

1. In a small food processor, add the protein, almond butter, coconut and pulse until the ingredients are well incorporated

2. Add the cinnamon, sea salt, Stevia and sweetener (maple syrup or whatever you decide to use) and pulse again- the mixture will start to clump together. It wants to be made into balls!

3. Add in 1 square of extra dark chocolate (break it apart with your hands), or whatever mix-ins you’d like to use. Dried berries would be delicious, too. Pulse together one more time to finely chop the chocolate, and assess the situation to see if you’ll need more liquid sweetener for the balls to stick together.

4. Roll mixture into 4 balls with your hands.  (Dip in more shredded coconut or nuts if desired)

(Since its about 100 Degrees here in Sunny VA I froze mine for a little bit to keep them chilled for when I was ready to grab them and go today.  Picture is before I chilled them.) 

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