Getting Healthy from the Inside Out

Protein Power Balls

  • With summer upon us (okay, well, ALMOST!) camping is a common activity to partake in. However, what does one think of when camping? Burgers, hotdogs, chips, s’mores… not really the healthiest eating habits! 

  • Here’s something you can take with you, will be filling with all the healthy fats, a sweet treat, and healthy! Toss in your cooler to take to the beach, to a BBQ, camping, or a road trip! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup pecans, walnuts, or a combination of
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1 heaping scoop of protein powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup almond butter

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of warm water at a time until desired consistency (it may take 1-3 tbsp – watch it and use your own discretion).
  3. Form into 1-2 inch balls
  4. Roll in coconut, cocoa powder, or cinnamon
  5. Store in a container in the fridge.

*Makes about 20

Serving size: 4 small balls if you roll them into 1 inch size or if you make them bigger (2 inch) – 2 balls per snack.

Nutritional Data (for 20 balls, per ball)

  • Calories: 83
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
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