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SNICKERS PROTEIN BALLS

August 9, 2018

With our increasingly busy schedules, it can be harder to find a nutritious, protein-packed snack option for those times when we’re on the go! Sometimes we just need that quick bite to eat in the morning, after the gym, or in between meetings to get us through to the next meal. These Snickers Protein Balls do just the trick!

These balls are vegan, gluten free, refine sugar-free, packed with just under 8g of protein and taste just like your favourite chocolate bar! They are the perfect accompaniment to your take-away coffee for those times of the day where you need that little boost of energy.

SNICKERS PROTEIN BALLS

  • Nutritional Breakdown: per portion (whole recipe)

    (g)

  • Calories: 162 (1944)
  • Carbs: 17.5 (210)
  • Fat: 7.5 (90)
  • Protein: 7.8 (93.6)
  • Sodium: 0.043 (0.52)
  • Sugar: 7.4 (88.8)
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    Setting time: 30 minutes
    Makes 12 protein balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup traditional oats
  • 5 medjool dates
  • ½ cup dry roasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup vanilla pea protein
  • 3.5 tbs cacao powder
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tsp Nuvia natural sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs peanut butter powder (I used PB2 powder)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3-4 tbs date water (depending on consistency)
  • ¼ cups desiccated coconut (to coat)

METHOD

  • 1. Soak medjool dates in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Once soaked, add all ingredients besides desiccated coconut in a high-speed blender. I would recommend adding 3 tbs of date water first, then adding more if the mixture appears dry. Blending might take a few goes, scraping down the sides to ensure everything is blended evenly.
  • 3. Roll mixture into 12 even balls and roll in desiccated coconut.
  • 4. Place in fridge for approx. 30 minutes to allow balls to harden slightly. ENJOY!
 

TIPS AND TWEAKS

Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 1 week. These protein balls can be frozen, however will come out quite hard, so I would recommend defrosting them in the fridge before eating.

I used a vanilla flavoured pea protein powder, however you can use whatever protein powder you like. If using a chocolate flavoured powder, I would half the amount of cacao powder.

Almonds can be substituted for roasted peanuts (for an extra peanut flavour), or any other nuts you like!

Author : Minnie

Minnie is a 21 year old lover of all things health and fitness. She’s a marketing and media student who has a passion for food, wellness, and spreading positivity to others to live every day to its fullest. Minnie is a strong believer that they key to life is balance! Her favourite thing to cook is anything with peanut butter, or chocolate, or both! Min loves to create new, delicious recipes that are healthy, nutritious, and good for the soul.

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