Imagine it… It’s 2:20 in the afternoon and your day is barely through.
Hot. Sticky. Draining.
Those are the words that are coming to mind just to describe what you’re feeling. You have absolutely no energy and on top of that, you are having a sweet tooth craving right this moment.
WHY you? You’re telling yourself you should have eaten better, more satisfying! Something with some protein, fiber and a little sweetness to it.
To distract yourself, you decide to go on Pinterest and peruse around a little bit. Then, your finger makes the decision to swipe to the left a little too far and now you’re in the food tab. Then you go to recipes and you start scrolling and ….
Ooh, Hello There!
What is that? Balls shaped in snack size that have Protein Powder in them? That is Vegan too? You click to open and find all these sinfully delicious recipes that have everything you need in that moment.
Well, y’all are in luck!
I just happen to be a guru at this kind of thing (more like OBSESSED with Pinterest and snacks ?). The awesome thing about making protein balls is that you can add whatever kind of protein powder you like and change it up to your dried food preference that adds that little bit of sweetness. Check out these coconut vanilla energy balls as well.
Check out one of my favorite recipes below. It even has Superfoods in it to give you that boost of energy you need for your afternoon blues!
Superfood Vegan Protein Balls
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1 cup regular oats
- 1.5 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder– boosted *
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Place the dates in warm water for twenty minutes and allow to soften.
In a large bowl, combine oats, protein powder, coconut, chia seeds and walnuts.
Add in the brown rice syrup and honey and start to combine the ingredients.
Add in the almond milk and mix until everything looks wet.
Finally, fold in the cranberries and mix until combined.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls (about one inch in diameter)
and place on a tray lined with parchment paper (Tip: rubbing coconut oil onto your hand prior to doing this makes less of the mixture stick to your hands).
Place the tray into the freezer to set.
Makes 18 balls
* Most vegan protein powders (like Vega or Progressive) have additional nutrients added to them, they’re “boosted”. This is great because it means more health benefits for you! It does, however, give the powder a slightly green color.