This summer I’ve been seeking out protein balls/bites/bars wherever I go. This could be due to my constant snack cravings, or because they are freaking moreish.
Either way, my recent obsession has prompted the careful creation of a rich, chocolatey recipe that combines all my favourite protein ball ingredients in one.
Cacao is a dream ingredient because of all the health benefits it provides. Not only it is a powerful source of antioxidants, I recently found out it contains anandamide, which targets receptors in the brain to balance mood swings.
This makes 10 bites:
You will need:
- 1/2 Cup Almond Meal
- 1/2 Cup Hemp Flour
- Sprinkle of Salt
- 1/2 Cup Mayvers Peanut Butter
- 1/3 Cup Sugar Free Maple Syrup
- 20g Cacao Nibs
- 70g Loving Earth Mylk Chocolate
To make: Combine all ingredients in a bowl, squish it into a square pan and chill in the fridge.
To serve, you can make cute little designs on the square bites, e.g. with almonds, desiccated coconut, crumbled peanuts, or whatever floats your boat.
These little guys have around 10g of protein in them.. yet they taste like chocolate cookie dough. ENJOY!
Do you have a protein treat you swear by?