Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls Recipe! The perfect little bite of sweetness when you want something chocolatey.
Vegan + gluten free
Vegan + gluten free five ingredient chocolate coconut protein balls for a healthy and delicious snack.
I’ve been excited to share this recipe for these chocolate coconut protein balls with you because they’re healthy, easy, and delicious!
They’re so simple that I always have all of the ingredients in my kitchen already.
All you need is almond flour, cacao powder, protein powder, shredded coconut and maple syrup.
Simply mix together, roll into balls and place into the fridge to set and they’re ready!
They’re perfect for right before a workout or after, afternoon snacking, or eating as a late-night snack.
I like to make these at the beginning of the week so I have something healthy on hand to snack on throughout the rest of the week.
You will love these vegan protein balls because:
- They are quick and easy to make
- High protein snack
- They are delicious
- Make an amazing meal prep any time snack
- Only simple ingredients used
What you need to make these vegan protein balls:
- Almond flour
- Protein powder
- Maple syrup
My other healthy vegan Protein Balls Recipe
I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls Recipe recipe as much as I do.
Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls Recipe!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cacao/cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (can use other flavour such as vanilla)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl
- Add in the maple syrup until combined
- Place in freezer for 60 min.
- Roll into balls + more shredded coconut
- store in an airtight container in the fridge
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a food processor?
Yes you can use a food processor. The texture will be slightly different though if the shredded coconut is blended.
To achieve similar results to these ones. Blend all the ingredients except for the unsweetened coconut and rolls that in at the end.
Do I have to use a plant-based protein powder?
No you can use any protein powder that you wish to make these coconut balls. You can use a different flavour such as vanilla protein powder or a non vegan protein powder like whey.
Are protein balls healthy?
Generally yes they are. When you make them yourself you can control exactly what goes into them.
Typically they are packed with healthy fats, fibre, and protein making them healthy snacks.
What does a protein ball do?
Healthy protein balls give you a boost of protein. They supply a dose of energy and healthy fats. They make a great snack.
Are protein balls good for muscle gain?
As this healthy treat contains a good amount of protein and carbs, they are a fantastic option after a workout.
Studies have shown that eating something that contains carbs and protein 30 minutes after a workout improves recovery time and also aids muscle growth.
When should you eat protein balls?
Really any time of day works with these protein bites. Whenever the hunger strikes! They are good both pre and post workout. Before a workout they will provide energy and after are a great way to aid in repair.
How to correctly store coconut bliss balls?
You can store energy balls in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days. Two weeks in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer.
How can i get more protein in my diet?
Eating any type nut butter such as almond butter, sunflower butter, chia seeds, seed butter, raw nuts will all help add protein to your diet.
You can try adding these to porridge, smoothies, or on toast.
How many calories are in a coconut protein ball?
It depends how big you make them. You can make larger ones or bite-sized balls. Roughly there are 150 calories in one coconut protein balls
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