No Bake Chocolate Protein balls
The no-bake chocolate protein balls are a minimal fuss recipe that will kit your fridge out with a handy goto pre or post-exercise snack.
For Exercise Day
This recipe would work great as a recovery snack as it has a good quantity of each macronutrient.
The main ingredient in dark chocolate is called cocoa, which is an excellent source of flavanols and procyanidins (also known as epicatechin and catechin) which are major classes of antioxidants.
If the mixture gets too wet then add some more whey and oats, it will make it less sticky!
- Medium-sized bowl
- 200 g Oats
- 50 g Mixed nuts
- 50 g Dried fruit mix
- 3 tbsp Chia seeds
- 100 g Dark chocolate (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 3 scoop Whey protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil
- 50-70 ml Milk
- 2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
- Add all the dry ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and mix well, then add honey and mix.
- *Vital step, add the milk bit by bit slowly and mix well until the mixture becomes clumpy. Don’t allow it to get too wet.
- Then using a table spoon and your hands form the mixture into medium size balls.
- Place on a plate, when you have formed all the balls.
- This is optional but some say essential! Melt the dark chocolate with a tbsp of coconut oil then roll each protein ball in the chocolate and place on a lined plate.
- Put the balls into the fridge to allow them time to set.
- Once they are nearly set, roll them in the desiccated coconut and put them back into the fridge until fully set.
Serving: 1ServingCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5.2mgSodium: 25.5mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 6.9gVitamin A: 2.9ugCalcium: 95mgIron: 2.2mg
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