These Sugar and Nut free balls give you a Super high Protein boost and make a perfect on the go snack, after or before a work out and ideal for the kids lunch box, especially since many schools are nut free zones. These are also suitable for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Keto, Vegetarian and Vegans.

The benefits of making your own bliss balls instead of buying packet varieties mean you are in control of the sugar and salt content. See article on Bliss Ball Beware

Theses tasty treats are high fibre and have added fat from beneficial coconut oil making them a perfect choice for the low sugar adapted and Keto diet fans. A serving of two balls (one for a child) may seem stingy; however they really do provide excellent satiety with a boost of energy too. Wait 5 minutes for your tummy to brain signals to work and decide if you really still are hungry before reaching for another.

These nutrient dense morsels need to be rolled into small size balls, and eaten with a few bites rather than stuffing the whole thing in your mouth, thus to avoid that type of mouth stick you get when you eat too much peanut butter in one hit, especially if you are a bit dehydrated. It pays to have a drink nearby due to the density the protein powder and fibrous psyllium husk provides.

Got a sweet craving after a meal, but you aren’t hungry?

This is often due to not having enough fat in your meal. Conquer the sweet craving and pop one of these protein fat morsels, have a cup of Red Seal Mai Chai tea and see if that sweet craving disappears!

 

Recipe: Vanilla and Coconut Protein Balls

Makes 22

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded coconut

2 cups of sunflower seeds

1 Tablespoon psyllium husk powder

2 Scoops (25g) Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder, Vanilla

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

4 Tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-4 Tablespoons water

Pinch of salt

 

 Method:

  1. Place all dry ingredients; coconut, sunflower seeds, psyllium husk powder, protein
    powder, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of the food processor and blend until the mixture is a
    fine crumb.
  2. Add coconut oil and 2 Tablespoons of the water to the bowl and process until the
    mixture is well combined.
  3. Test if the mixture comes together by squeezing a small hand full, you may need to
    add more water (1 Tablespoon at a time) and blend again.
  4. Gather a teaspoon of mixture and with lightly wet hands roll mixture in the palm of
    your hands or squeeze and mold into a ball.
  5. Place finished balls single file in an airtight container and chill in the fridge for 20
    mins to set.

Note: You can buy organic psyllium husk powder from most supermarkets and health food stores. Using NuZest Protein Powder ensure these are dairy and Gluten free and suitable for vegans. Clean Lean Protein has a digestion rate of 98% making it one of the most efficiently digested proteins available.