With it being the first day of a brand new year, there’s no better time to get your healthy head back on your shoulders.
Bliss balls are my favourite snack to prep and one of the easiest to rustle up. I made these naughty but nice protein balls in just 10 minutes with no baking involved. All you need is some staple ingredients and a blender or smoothie maker, then you’re good to go!
Like most of you, I don’t have many £’s to spare after the Christmas period so for these treats I improvised with my ingredients and used what I already had lying around.
If you haven’t got the below in your cupboards, don’t worry, mix it up a bit. Just know the key to any successful batch of bliss balls is to make sure you have a base, (protein or oats) a sticky substance (peanut butter, honey or dates) and some extra flavour, (raisins, shredded coconut or choc chips). I added some almond milk to these bliss balls, which made them extra light and fluffy, give it a go!
Here’s what I used to make 6 protein bliss balls:
Maca Powder = 2 tsps
Chocolate Vega Protein = 1 scoop
Vanilla Essence = 2 drops
Peanut Butter = 2 heaped tsps
Almond Milk = 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut = 2 tsps
First and foremost, add all of the ingredients to a blender or smoothie maker. I used my smoothie maker which did the job. If you haven’t got either of these you can mix it all up in a bowl, just make sure you combine the ingredients thoroughly.
Next, empty your ingredients onto a flat surface and add another scoop of protein powder. Then start to knead the mixture until it becomes the same consistency as a dough.
When you are happy with the consistency break the mixture up into bite sizes and roll between the palms of your hands to create a ball.
When you have used the mixture, lay the balls out and sprinkle a handful of shredded coconut onto the surface. Then roll each ball over the coconut until the flakes stick.
Finally, place them in a bowl and pop them in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.
I usually snack on these straight after the gym or, take them to work for a mid-morning snack.
But whenever you find yourself munching on them, don’t feel guilty because really, there’s nothing naughty about them!
Until next time…