When I say protein balls, most people make a face that says "I can't believe you eat that tasteless shiz". But I actually really like them. They taste good (well, some of them do) and they're so filled with protein-y goodness...mmmm. The problem is they can become an expensive habit at $4 to $5 a packet so I figured the internet would have a solution to this. And the internet did not disappoint.
I found Teresa Cutter's website and this recipe for protein balls. They are absolutely yummy and so addictive!
These are my protein balls from yesterday:
My tips for the recipe:
- I used almond meal instead of whole almonds. (laziness)
- I added pepitas and sunflower seeds to the mix.
- Last time, I rolled the balls in sesame seeds, cocoa and quinoa flakes as I didn't have dessicated coconut. 'twas yum!
- If the coating doesn't stick to the balls, wet your hands a little bit when forming the balls. This will help the coating stick better.
- Instead of spreading the dessicated coconut out on a plate, I put it in a bag and threw the balls in one at a time and tossed them around. I find this coats the balls much better.
|My green smoothie|
I am also VERY into smoothies right now. I have a little Sunbeam stick blender that cost me all of $40 to buy and I reckon it's one of my best investments in kitchen equipment. It was really hot on Sunday so I didn't feel like a thick, heavy smoothie. So I tried my hand at a "green" smoothie for the first time. It was delish!
- Flesh from 1 grapefruit
- Flesh from 1 lime
- Handful of mint leaves
- 1 banana
- Handful of spinach leaves
- Honey (if you'd like a touch more sweetness)
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Simply blend all ingredients together.
Green smoothies seemed a repulsive idea to me before but I actually really like them now and definitely recommend them. It's a whole new way of eating spinach, that's for sure.