Chocolate & Berry Protein Ball Recipe

Protein balls. They split taste buds, I think! Some people swear by them and some people won’t touch them but I feel like these are *the* protein balls that will change protein ball haters minds. They’re so yummy, chocolatey and chewy and they pack a serious protein punch with around 9g of protein.

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The recipe for these bad boys is as follows:

Ingredients

  • 135g pitted dates
  • 85g dark chocolate
  • 60g coconut flour
  • 50g dried berries (I used cranberries in this batch)
  • 100ml milk (I used skimmed milk but you can use soya, almond, anything!)
  • 100g chocolate protein powder

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Method

  1. Blitz your chocolate, berries, dates and milk in a smoothie maker or food processor.
  2. Combine your flour and protein powder in a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix them all together!
  4. Squish into a dish, I used an IKEA Pyrex lasagne dish…
  5. Pop them into the fridge for an hour or two so they’re less sticky
  6. Roll equal quantities into balls and store in airtight containers in the fridge.
  7. Eat within a week!

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Macronutrients: Makes 12

Calories: 130
Fat: 2.7g
Carbs: 17.5g
Protein: 8.9g

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I’ve used this beautiful Chocolate & Love 71% Rich Dark Chocolate and I also snacked on the amazing Chocolate Orange bar after I took these photos, don’t tell anyone! This is fairtrade, organic and has won a Great Taste award, their flavours are beautiful and I think it really makes a difference to include some high-quality chocolate in healthy baking. This chocolate makes these protein balls taste so rich and yummy, I love them and you can pick them up in Sainsbury’s.

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