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Chocolate Christmas Protein Balls

Chocolate Christmas Protein Balls
Evangeline Howarth
Writer and expert5 years ago
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In need of a sweet treat that will keep you on track this Christmas? Keep your fingers out of the selection box and all over these Christmassy chocolate protein balls as you settle down for another cold, dark night.

Sweetened with honey and with a creamy all-natural almond butter bite, there’s no need to be teased by calorific truffles this season. These little balls are also packed with protein from Impact Whey Protein as well as Protein Chocolate that’s got 62% less sugar than your average bar. So, you can fill up on their gooey goodness with a fraction of the guilt.

Makes 12


chocolate protein balls


1. In a large bowl, add the almond butter, protein powder, honey and instant oats, mixing well until completely combined.

2. With your hands, create smooth balls roughly the size of a ping-pong ball of the mixture. Place these on a tray and leave to set in the fridge for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, add the dark chocolate to a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take out, stir, and repeat this process until the chocolate has fully melted.

4. Carefully add the protein balls to the melted chocolate one at a time, making sure to roll each one about so that it’s entirely covered.

5. Place the chocolate covered balls onto a tray that’s been lined with greaseproof paper, and then sprinkle with crushed almonds.

6. Put the tray back into the fridge for 20 minutes to chill, then serve.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat12g
Total Carbohydrates13g
Evangeline Howarth
Writer and expert
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Evangeline is a Veganuary convert and newbie vegan with a degree in English and French from the University of Nottingham. Having recently ditched the meat and dairy, she really enjoys the new flavours and cooking techniques she’s encountered on a plant-based diet. She’s been shocked by the millions of ways you can use tofu, however still hasn’t found a decent cheese substitute! When she’s not in the office or eating, Evangeline usually out running or sailing. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor and a marathon runner, she knows the importance of providing your body with the right nutrients for endurance sports as well as a busy lifestyle. Find out more about Evie's experience here.