These protein-packed and delicious energy protein balls are just perfect for a quick bite after an intense workout! After reading about the essential health benefits of hemp seeds (convince yourself by reading more about hemp seed benefits), I’ve put together this delicious recipe that you must try!
You can find protein and healthy fats in protein hemp powder and almondsdone. On top of that, the carob powder is rich in minerals, especially calcium and iron. It is also a good source of riboflavin, folate, niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin E, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium, and an essential source of dietary fiber.
They are an excellent snack since you can take them with you wherever you go, at work or school to satisfy your hunger between main meals. They provide the body with a good dose of protein, thanks to which they will fill your stomach for a more extended period, unlike other sweets or bars on the market.
Commercial bars often contain ingredients that may harm our body – such as added sugar, palm oil, or additives, so why not try making your sweet treat at home with healthy and simple ingredients?!
For 1 energy protein ball
- Calories: 156
- Carbohydrates: 13 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
- Sugar: 7 g
- Total Fat: 9.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Protein: 7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 2 mg
- Potassium: 108 mg
- Calcium: 49 mg
- Iron: 1 mg
- Vitamin A: 1 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 mcg
The number of calories you need daily depends on your age, gender, and activity level
Are you curious to find out how to make these energy protein balls?
Almond Hemp Energy Protein Balls
- a food processor
- wax paper
10 protein balls
- 1 1/4 cup of almonds, crushed
- 1/4 cup of hemp protein powder
- 5 raw Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of carob powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened almond milk, optional
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- Put the crushed almonds, hemp powder, Medjool dates, vanilla extract, carob powder, and Kosher salt in a food processor.
- Pulse for one minute or until you get a mixture that won’t stick to your hands. If the composition is too dry and rigid, add a tablespoon of almond milk.
- Use an ice cream scoop and get a spoonful of the mixture, then use your hands to form a ball.
- Coat each ball with the hemp hearts.
- Place the energy protein balls on wax paper and then place them in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
The best part of this recipe is that you only have to place it in the fridge (and not in a preheated oven) for at least 2 hours after you finish preparing it.