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Healthy snack ideas: coconut chocolate protein ball recipe

Healthy snack ideas: coconut chocolate protein ball recipe

We’re tossing out the old myth that nutritious food can’t be fun and flavourful – because guess what? It absolutely can!

Don’t believe us, check out our latest recipe from our dietitians for nutrition-packed coconut choc protein balls. And the best part is you can whip these up in just 15 minutes!

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Chocolate protein ball recipe

Packed with the goodness of whey or collagen protein, natural sweeteners, and heart-healthy nuts, these protein balls are the perfect post-workout snack, a mid-day energy booster, or a sweet treat after dinner.

Whether you’re a patient at our clinic or someone looking for a healthier alternative to sugary desserts, this recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth! So, go ahead, give this recipe a try.

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Ingredients

  • 3 scoops whey protein powder or tasteless collagen protein powder
  • 150g dried, pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut (plus extra toasted coconut to coat the protein balls)
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup puffed brown rice or puffed quinoa
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Idea! Chocolate whey protein powder can be used for extra chocolate flavour

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Method

  1. Place protein powder, dates, coconut and almond meal into a food processor or blender. Blitz until mixture becomes thick and sticky.
  2. Add honey, vanilla and orange juice and blitz again. Lastly add puffed rice or quinoa.
  3. Scrape the sides of the blender and add more orange juice if mixture feels dry and doesn’t stick together. To test, take a spoonful of mixture and try rolling into a ball, if crumbly, add a dash of water or a little more orange juice. Likewise if too moist, add a little more almond meal.
  4. Take a spoonful of the mixture and gently roll into a ball. Sprinkle plain or toasted desiccated coconut on a plate. Coat the balls by rolling them in the coconut.
  5. Place balls in the fridge to set before serving.

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Makes approx. 15 balls | Per ball – Protein: 4.5g | Fibre: 1.5g  Calories: 88kcal

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Recipe by Annette Williams – Dietitian – Brisbane Obesity Clinic

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At the Brisbane Obesity Clinic, we are committed to supporting your dietary needs with delicious, easy-to-make, healthy snack ideas.

Remember, eating well, especially after surgery, doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s all about finding the right balance and enjoying what you eat. If you’re digging this recipe and craving more, don’t forget to check out our blog for more delicious ideas. And if you’ve got any questions or need a bit of guidance, our team at the Brisbane Obesity Clinic is just a call away

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