Looking for a healthy snack that’s high protein/low fat and going to give your energy a boost? This Chocolate Protein Balls Recipe is one of my favourite high antioxidant snacks that has a rich chocolate taste, is filling, and comes without the ‘guilt’ factor!
Packed with high antioxidant superfoods, low in sugar and super easy to make. This recipe takes around 10 minutes to prepare, with no cooking involved! Perfect for the whole family!
You can find most of the ingredients in your local supermarket or health food store.
Food Processor (Mini Size is Fine)
Small Mixing Bowl
Tablespoon & Teaspoon Measure
1.5 x Scoops FNX Refuel Whey Protein Powder – Chocolate Malt
1 x Tablespoon Maca Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Supergreen Powder
1 x Scoop Hazlenut Meal
1 x Scoop Paleo Mix
Small Handful Macadamia Nuts
1 x Scoop Dark Chocolate Bits
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Desicated Coconut (to roll balls in)
1 Tablespoon Macadamia Oil
1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla Essence
3 Tablespoons Organic Orange Juice or Immunity Juice
Watch Video Tutorial – Time 16:12 Minutes
Step 1 – Measure and add all dry ingredients to a small mixing bowl (except for coconut) and mix well with a spoon. Use the measuring scoop from the Protein Powder for measuring.
*If using FNX Protein Powder scoop, reduce measures above to 1/2 – 3/4 Scoop for hazelnut meal, Paleo mix and chocolate bits. As this scoop is larger than average size.
Step 2 – Add all dry ingredients to the food processor and blend until fine.
Step 3 – In a small cup add all the wet ingredients together and mix lightly. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the food processor. Mix together until just combined.
Step 4 – Remove the Chocolate Protein Balls recipe mix from the food processor into a small bowl. With a teaspoon and your hands, roll the mixture into balls. Then roll balls in desicated coconut and place in a lined airtight container.
Step 5 – Refrigerate for about 3 hours before snacking. Mixture makes around 10 x Chocolate Protein Balls.
If you would like to use the same FNX Refuel Whey Protein Powder in Chocolate Malt flavour included in this recipe – use this Special Coupon Code: FNXpGVz to get 15% Off. It has the highest biological value of any protein, perfect for your post-workout.
It also includes:
Whey – Fast acting protein that absorbs quickly to rebuild muscle tissues after workouts.
CASEIN – A protein that slowly digests so muscles can rebuild at night and satiate you through the day
AMINO ACIDS – Whey is a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids.
This fast acting Whey Protein helps with lean muscle gains and to rebuild muscle tissue.
I also use the FNX Refuel Whey Protein Powder, Maca Powder and Supergreens Powder used in this Chocolate Protein Balls Recipe, for my Post-Workout Protein Shakes when I finish in the gym.
The Benefits of Maca Powder
Maca Powder has become one of my favourite superfoods to add to protein shakes and healthy snacks. It has an earthy nutty flavour, very unique, yet is a Peruvian Ginseng. It grows in the Andes of Peru and has a long history of culinary and medicinal uses in Peru.
The Maca root is dried and consumed in powder form. Maca root powder is low in fat and rich in a number of nutrients, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains many bioactive plant compounds.
It’s benefits include boosting energy and peformance, enhancing libido and fertility, can improve mood and reduce anxiety, protect the skin from UV rays, promotes natural antioxidants in the body to fight free radicals which can damage healthy cells, improve memory and learning.
You can find Maca Powder in your local supermarket health food aisle or health food store. Along with the Paleo Mix and Supergreens Powder mix used in this recipe. For example, my Supergreens powder has a mix of spirulina, organic spinach, organic kale and organic brocoli.
We use Macadamia Oil in this Chocolate Protein Balls Recipe is the easiest and healthiest oils for the stomach to digest. It is perfect for cooking too!
The Hazelnut Meal and Dark Chocolate Bits you can find in the cooking/cake aisle of your supermarket. Make sure you select Dark Chocolate as it is higher in antioxidants and lower in sugar and fats.
As an alternative, you can also add in a small handful of dried cranberries.
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