So many people these days rely on processed food for a quick and easy snack, but that is obviously not a very healthy choice. One of my favorite snacks is protein balls because they are easy to make and you can come up with so many variations! My advice is to make a batch at the beginning of the week so that you can just grab them when you are feeling hungry. You can also carry them with you in your bag to school or work, which is what I am doing now that college has started up again!
Makes 13 balls
Prep time: 10 minutes
4 Heaped Tbsp chocolate protein powder (get one with no added sugar)
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 Heaped Tbsp almond butter
3 Tbsp nuts or seeds (I like to use hulled pumpkin seeds)
1 Tbsp psyllium husk
2 Tbsp goji berries
1/2 Cup water
Dash of cinnamon
1/4 Cup crushed almonds (optional)
Place all of the ingredients except for the optional crushed almonds in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. If it is too wet, you can add some more protein powder, or you can add water if it is too dry. You may have to pause the blender a few times and stir with a spoon so that it is mixed evenly.
Roll into balls approximately 1 inch in diameter on parchment paper. Once the balls are made, you can then roll them in the crushed almonds if you so choose.
Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 7 days.