Meet my new favourite obsession: protein bar creation. I used to live off of protein bars so it’s high time I make my own. These balls will come in super handy when the kiddos come home from school and want food ASAP. Though I would like to get the sugar content down even more for that same reason!
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Coconut Protein Balls
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 scoops ultimate vegan energy protein powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 6 drops liquid stevia
Mix all ingredients together, and roll into TBSP size balls. Serve.
Using the above recipe yields 16 balls with 2.5g of sugar and just over 2.5g of protein each. The protein powder is comprised of sprouted brown rice protein, maca, and vanilla. I highly recommend Brad King’s brand not only because it tastes great, but because it is a highly bioavailable form of protein. Our bodies can use it easily unlike other vegan forms such as pea protein which are largely cheap fillers.
My favourite brand of stevia is Now’s better stevia, french vanilla flavour. It’s still got the bitterness characteristic of stevia, but is way better than sweet leaf in my opinion.
Note that sweet little hand trying to get into the chocolate chips!