05 Jan 2018 Blackmores RECIPE: 5 easy protein balls to make at home 10990 views 1 min to read 5 irresistible and easy recipes for power-packed protein balls - delicious, healthy and great for when you’re on the go! Everyday healthRecipes Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin 0 comments It’s the afternoon; your energy is flagging and it’s oh-so it’s tempting to grab a sugary treat. But try swapping that chocolate biscuit for a protein ball crammed with health-giving ingredients such as protein powder, chia seeds, nuts and dried fruits. Here, five irresistible recipes for goodness in the round. Choc, orange & hazelnut protein balls ⅔ cups of shredded or desiccated coconut plus extra for coating 1 cup of hazelnut meal ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts ⅓ cup cacao powder 10 Medjool dates (or 1 cup soaked dates) Zest and freshly squeezed juice of one medium orange 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter Put all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until combined Roll into small balls. Roll in the added coconut. Place on a lined tray and pop in the fridge until serving Vanilla cranberry pistachio protein balls 1 cup dried, cranberries 1 orange, juiced and zested 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 tbsp rice malt syrup ¾ cup vanilla protein powder 1 cup walnuts ½ cup pistachio nuts In a food processor, blitz the cranberries, orange juice and zest, coconut oil and rice malt syrup until a rough sticky paste is formed Add vanilla protein powder and the walnuts and blitz again until a dough is formed. If your dough isn’t coming together, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it does Transfer the dough to a bowl and then begin shaping portions into round balls. To create the pistachio coating, blitz the pistachios in a blender or food processor until it resembles something like fine sand with a few larger chunks in there too. Pour this out onto a chopping board and roll each of the balls in it until they are well coated. Swap out the protein powder with Blackmores Smart Heart™ to help keep your blood cholesterol levels in check. Protein ball recipes to make at home Almond & cherry protein balls 1 cup almonds ¼ cup chia seeds ½ cup cashews 11⁄2 cups dried cherries 8 pitted Medjool dates ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt 2 tbsp water Put all dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add water and process until mixture comes together. Using wet hands, roll into bite-sized balls. Place in a sealed container in the fridge. Eat within a week. Recipe by Clean Program Peanut butter protein balls 1½ cups rolled oats ½ cup vanilla whey protein powder ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp chia seeds ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter 3 tbsp raw honey ⅓ cup raisins or cranberries 1 tsp vanilla extract 2-4 tbsp almond milk Put all dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add vanilla and 2 tbsp almond milk and process until mixture comes together. Add more almond milk if mixture looks too dry. Using wet hands, roll into bite-sized balls. Place in a sealed container in the fridge. Eat within a week. Pistachio & pear protein balls 1 cup pitted Medjool dates 1 cup dried pears ½ cup cashews ½ cup shelled pistachios, plus ½ cup finely chopped pistachios extra, for rolling ½ cup rolled oats 1 tbsp cashew butter 2 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp water Put all dry ingredients (except for extra pistachios) in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add water and process until mixture comes together. Roll into bite-sized balls. Put the extra finely chopped pistachios on a sheet of baking paper. Roll balls in the pistachios. Place in a sealed container in the fridge. Eat within a week.