Cocolicious Protein Balls
•1 cup quinoa flakes
•¾ cup unsweetened almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)
•¼ cup cacao honey (I used Beekeepers Naturals brand)
•½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus more to roll balls in, if desired
•¼ cup flaxseeds
•¼ cup chia seeds
1/2 cup clean chocolate protein powder (see notes below for brands)
3-4 Tbsp unsweetened plant/nut based milk
•¼ cup cocoa nibs
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Scoop into balls and store in fridge. If dough is too sticky, put in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before forming into balls. Optional: roll balls into more shredded coconut. Should last 2 weeks in refrigerator.
If you don’t have cacao honey use regular honey and add cacao powder.
I use a cookie dough scoop to make the balls.
Perfect mid-morning or afternoon pick-me up snack. Will also satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt!
For protein powders I like the following brands: Orgain Organic, Primal Kitchen Collagen Protein powder and Perfect Keto brands. If you're not sensitive to dairy, try Terra's Whey Organic.