Vegan Coconut Mocha Protein Balls
So, you guys know I love my no-bake bites around here at Running on Real Food but with some new nutrition goals I’ve had to adjust my recipes a little to help me along my way.
Last week I made Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, that as you might guess from the name, were very high in fat. I ate two per day for snacks but those two little bites added 400 calories, 30 grams of fat and a whack of carbs to my daily macros. They were tasty but for such a small, little bite, I’d prefer not to use up almost half of my daily fat allowance!
After Vega stocked me up last week with some of my favourite products along with their new Mocha Performance Protein, I was all set for new treat recipes!
Yesterday I prepped two new snacks to enjoy this week. One is these Coconut Mocha Protein Balls and the other is Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, which I made with Vega Performance Protein in Chocolate.
They both come in around 100 calories each, both are low in fat and both have less than 20 grams of carbs and a decent amount of protein. Yay!! Now, that probably just means I’ll just go ahead and eat four instead of two but still, I like those numbers.
I’m really loving the new Mocha Performance Protein from Vega. It’s so nice to have a flavour other than chocolate or vanilla for a vegan protein powder! Plus, at 26 grams of protein per serving, it’s a welcome addition to my day. I’ve been drinking it post-workout for a recovery drink, blending it in to coffee in the morning and now, using it in recipes!
If you love coffee like me, you will definitely LOVE these snack bites! They’re full of delicious, mocha flavour plus one of my other all-time favourite flavours, coconut!! In my world, coconut and coffee are definitely meant to be. These are insanely yummy, addictive and bit of caffeine makes them great as a pre-workout snack, I hope you enjoy them!
Coconut Mocha Protein Balls
Author: Deryn Macey
Recipe type: Snack
- Place the dates in a food processor or blender and mix until they form a paste.
- Add them to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and work with your hands to mix well.
- Roll in to 12 balls. I found it helped to wet my hands as I was rolling.
- Store in the fridge.
I used very ripe, soft medjool dates in these. Mine were so soft, I didn’t even use a blender or food processor, I just added them in and worked it all together with my hands and that worked fine. If your dates are dry, the balls might be crumbly. You can try soaking them in hot water for 10 minutes and then draining before use.
Calories: 106 Fat: 3.4 Carbohydrates: 15.8 Protein: 4.8