High Protein Chocolate PB Balls

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

You know those days where you graze like a milking cow all day long? This was how I formerly ate, and truth be told, it’s how I ate for the first 18 months when breastfeeding.

Enter in ideas for quick healthy snacks that are high in fat and protein.

These protein balls are:

  • a great no-napkin-necessary snack
  • an awesome on-the-go snack
  • a sturdy snack (i.e., don’t fall apart when you pick one up)
  • a great postpartum snack for the new mama in your life
  • a middle-of-the-night-wake-up-to-pee-while-pregnant snack
  • still cool enough for the big kids

Like trail mix, I like to leave these out for the grazers. And even if you leave them out on the counter for a few hours, they don’t melt into a soft peanut buttery mess. Win! This especially works great on a long weekend day when  we’re busy running in and out of the house.

These are also a go-to for me because I always have the ingredients on hand, they are easy for my girls to make, and everyone loves them. These clean ingredients means they are anti-inflammatory for most people. If needed, you could easily sub out the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or almond butter. I love the texture of dried shredded coconut in my protein balls, so that’s always a must for me. The hemp seeds give it a protein boost, and the almond flour is just a nice flour to work with making these gluten and grain free. Though Enjoy Life chocolate chips do contain evaporated cane juice, they are free of All.The.Things (gluten/dairy/soy/nuts), so make a nice additional treat. If you can’t do chocolate, you could chop some raisins, currants, or dried cranberries and they would be just as tasty.

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup room temperature peanut butter can sub other nut or seed butter
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 T hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Pour the almond flour and shredded coconut into a small bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter.
  • Stir in the seeds, chocolate chips, and honey.
  • Mix.
  • Using a bowl of water, get your fingers wet, grab a spoonful, and roll it around in your hands and place on a parchment lined pan or plate to firm up in the fridge. Dip your fingers in the water when they begin to stick.

Notes

A time-saving tip is to use a small melon baller and the balls will look like ice cream scoops.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.
Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Hi there, Nichi here! I am a Clinical Master in Advanced Nutrition Response Testing. Discovering natural healing methods for mind and body finally led me toward health restoration — and my calling in life. I have come alongside families in transforming their physical and mental health for more than 20 years and am leading the charge in raising up women who are devoted to their healing. Glad to have you join this community.

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