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These no bake chocolate brownie protein energy balls can be a great way to quench your chocolate cravings while still getting some good nutrition. Cocoa powder is high in health-providing polyphenols and essential minerals. Plus it’s just good for the soul! With the fat from peanut butter, protein, a bit of fiber from the flour, and a yummy taste it has a high satiety index meaning it’ll keep you full after eating a couple. Involve you kids by having them help mix the dough or roll the dough into balls.
These can be used as a snack between meals and before or after workouts.
Brownie Protein Energy Ball Recipe
Makes 12 Balls
Total Time: 10 minutes
- ½ cup coconut flour (may substitute for almond flour or oat flour)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (whey is preferable) Link to Thorne Research Chocolate Whey Protein
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (may substitute for almond, sunflower seed, or cashew butter)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- In medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients (flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, peanut butter, honey, and water) until dough is formed. You may need to add more water. Start with 2 tablespoons and increase by 1 tablespoon of water at a time as needed.
- Form dough into 12 1-inch balls.
- Place balls on parchment paper lined pan and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Once chilled, enjoy or place in airtight container in the fridge. Will last 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
Options: roll balls in mini chocolate chips, cocoa powder, or shredded coconut for added flavor.
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