Sundays are just wonderful are they not?! A time for relaxation. A time for family. And on occasion some kitchen experimentation. These superfood balls are a result of a little kitchen experiment. They are filled with delicious cacoa, protein, coconut flakes, and wonderful collagen! You won't want to miss these little wonderful superfood balls.
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Experimentation with Superfoods
There are currently only 3 cookbooks that I keep in my kitchen. This recipe has been inspired by the knowledge and recipes from them. One of the books is Superfood Snacks. It is just a minefield of nourishing and healing snack ideas. Worth. Every. Penny. The ingredients might take you for a loop, but hang on! Buy one thing at a time and become an expert in that one new food item.
Are Protein Balls Healthy?
These protein balls are absolutely healthy because they focus on so many superfoods, are not made with sugar, and are gentle on your blood sugar. Be careful with protein balls because hidden ingredients can mean the difference between a healthy snack and one that is not beneficial.
When should you eat protein balls?
Superfood balls can be consumed during any time of the day as a snack, however, some of the most beneficial times to pop one in your mouth is before activity. Grab a zippy of these when you are headed off to the gym or an intense workout. Use them as a recovery snack, or to curb your poor snacking choices at night!
THM Protein Balls
If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, many of these superfoods are quite familiar which leads me to the other two cookbooks that currently grace my kitchen are Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook and Trim Healthy Mama's Trim Healthy Table. Both again, are minefields of nourishing foods for weight loss and sustainability. These protein balls are friendly on the THM diet and go great as a S snack.
Low Carb Protein Balls
In all of the cookbooks, I have mentioned there are variations of THM protein balls and mounds of nutritious superfood snacks. Most of them are also low-carb protein balls, which make these types of treats wonderful on the Trim Healthy Mama or Keto lifestyle.
Creating different varieties of THM protein balls is a fun way to spend an afternoon. It's easy to replace the stevia with monk fruit, or the baobab with matcha, and see if the recipe ends up being any good! There are a lot of ways to make varieties of low-carb protein balls so you can enjoy a variety of snack flavors throughout your week.
Another low-carb protein ball that you might enjoy is these sugar-free peanut butter balls. They are excellent for a holiday treat! They taste very similar to those sugary peanut butter chocolate balls that are often enjoyed during the holiday season. Or you can download the Healing Home Harvest cookbook that has both of these recipes, along with many more!
THM Protein Bars
I like this variation of the superfood balls because there is so much packed into one little bite! Not to toot my own horn, but these bad boys are delicious. you cannot go wrong with popping a couple of these when hunger strikes! However, sometimes it's nice to have a full protein bar! I don't blame you which is why I made these baobab chocolate protein bars, it cures just that problem. However, have you checked out THM protein bars? It's hard to go wrong with these low-carb wonders when you are in a rush or don't have time to make a healthy snack.
Making Healthy Choices with Low Carb Protein Balls
During the last 9 months of being a nursing momma, I have made some baaaaad choices when I get hangry. So often when I am hungry I turn to carbs and sweets. Not the healthy ones!
These little superfood balls are a great way to plan in advance for my unhealthy cravings. How about you? Do you have some unhealthy cravings every once in a while? Planning in advance, can curb the temptations and nourish my body at the same time. It's a win-win.
So what are you waiting for? These little superfood balls won't disappoint!
Delicious Mocha Cacoa Superfood Balls
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp ground coffee
- 2 tbsp unflavored whey protein
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 tbsp Cacao Nibs
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¼ tsp sunflower lecithin
- 1 tbsp collagen
- 2 tbsp steiva
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the consistency is similar to a thick flour.
- Add coconut oil and 1 tbsp of water.
- Mix again. Add another tbsp of water. The dough should be thick and sticky.
- Place dough onto a long sheet of plastic wrap.
- Wrap the dough vertically and roll into one long line.
- Shape into squares. Unwrap and cut small squares. The mixture will be sticky, so you may need to reshape.
- Put squares onto a cookie sheet and place in the freezer to set. About 10 minutes.
- The squares can now be put into an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator.
- The temperature of the refrigerator makes these little delicious squares a perfect texture for snacking! The serving size is about 3.
THM - S, Keto, Low-Carb Snack Delicious, good for you, energizing snack! Perfect for on the go. Top Benefit of Cocoa Nibs: High source of magnesium for our insulin regulation. Top Benefit of Walnuts: Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which helps reduce inflammation. Top Benefit of Coconut Oil: Known for its antibacterial properties. Top Benefit of Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain 5 times more calcium than milk! Top Benefit of Sunflower Lecithin: support the liver and allow for detoxification.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Online calculators are for reference only. Please use your best judgement when consuming.
Rachael the link to print the recipe seems to be broken. ☹️
I have been working on it, and still have not been able to fix it! But I will keep trying!