Lemon Ginger Protein Balls

Lemon Ginger Protein Balls

Great post-workout snack! Grab one (or 2) of these babies on your way out from the gym!

I am all about quick and easy snack, which are simple to make, call only for REAL, whole ingredients and are packed with nutrients. Trying to boost my protein intake to increase my muscle mass, protein snacks (together with chicken, fish and other lean proteins) have been my best friends.

These little grab-to-go balls get a super nice kick from lemon and ginger and a decent amount of protein from vegan pea protein powder. If you are not vegan (I am not myself) I would still suggest to stick to pea or hemp protein, as whey powders would affect the flavor of your snacks.

Ingredients (makes 10 balls):

  • 1 cup vanilla cashew butter
  • 1 scoop hemp or pea protein powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup dry coconut, unsweetened
  • white sesame seeds, to coat
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

First thing first, make sure to use cold-pressed organic coconut oil. I use gre3n’s and LOVE it!

Next, get some vanilla flavored cashew butter. I got mine from www.kateandkimi.com

Place the nut butter, fresh grated ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup and pea protein powder into a food processor and pulse until a paste forms.

Add the dry coconut (you might need less if not using the lemon juice), and pulse a few more time to combine it.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into 30 g balls and coat them into white sesame seeds.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Store these babies in your fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for over a month.




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