Protein Energy Balls

Written by Liz Lindgren


 

Protein Energy Balls   

        

Makes 10 balls (teaspoon size)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup dried dates or chopped dried fruit mixture
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut (for coating)

Method:

  1. Blitz the dates and the oats in a food processor
  2. Add the peanut butter, protein powder and honey –  continue to blitz the mixture
  3. Slowly add a small amount of water till the mixture becomes paste like
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls and roll the outer layer in the desiccated coconut
  5. Store in the fridge or freezer

Nutrition Information: 

Nutrient

Per 100g

Per serve 45g (one ball)

Energy – kJ

2220

1002

Energy – calories

530

239

Protein

15.3

7

Fat

35

15.8

Carbohydrate

30.5

5

Sodium

315

14

Potassium

1628

731.4

Fibre

 25

11.3

 

Tip : These balls are dairy free so they are suitable for those with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. Gluten intolerant athletes may also be able to tolerate due to the small quantity of oats. They also contain high quantities of fibre in which 2 serves almost provides your RDI.

 

 Source:  www.sportsdietitians.com.au/recipes

 

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