Protein bars rock—they're easy to stash in your gym bag and perfectly portable for a satiating kick when you need to recover. The only downside? Some of the most coveted bars have more than 20 grams of sugar! That's the equivalent of 5 teaspoons of sugar—not the healthiest option when you're working on your gains.
Protein balls are here to save the day. This protein-packed recipe has wholesome ingredients, and it takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. You'll be daydreaming about digging into your gym bag for a taste of one of these.
Julie Montagu has a passion for yoga and a plant-based diet, believing that together they're greater than the sum of their parts. Learn how feeding your body with nutrient-dense food, and strengthening it through stretching, breathing, lifting, and opening can change your life with Julie's series on Grokker.
Makes 10 balls
1/2 cup (70g) almonds
1/4 cup (30g) pumpkin seeds (without shells)
1 teaspoon spirulina (optional)
1/4 cup (40g) hemp protein
2 teaspoons açaí powder
4 teaspoons (20g) honey
4 teaspoons (20g) coconut oil
- In a blender, blitz the almonds and pumpkin seeds and set aside.
- Then blitz the spirulina, hemp, açaí, banana and honey then mix in the nuts, seeds, and melted coconut oil.
- Roll into bite-size balls and enjoy.
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