2/3 cup lightly packed all-natural, sweetened vanilla whey protein powder
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Unsweetened, natural cocoa powder
Unsweetened flake or shredded coconut, plain or toasted
Finely chopped toasted or raw nuts
Toasted or raw seeds, sesame, chia, pepitas, hemp hearts, sunflower
Finely chopped dried fruit
Quick-cooking rolled oats
1. Mix the nut or seed butter, honey, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the protein powder, stirring until completely combined (mixture will be firm like an olympic booteh).
2. Protein powders vary in dryness so if the mixtures too wet, add a bit more protein powder, or some ground oats or flaxseed meal, till the mixture magics into dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add some milk of choice or water.
3. Scoop about 1 ½ tablespoons of the mixture into hands and shape into 1-inch amaze-balls.
4. have a party and roll them amazeballs in the toppings you choose, press and adhere them on well and store in an airtight container
will last 1 week FREEZER: 3 months in airtight container; thaw 15 minutes
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS:Peanut butter for the nut butter and chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla. Add 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened, natural cocoa powder and 1 ½ tablespoons water along with the sweetner.
MOCHA JAVA BALLS:Chocolate protein powder in place of the vanilla . Add 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 2 teaspoons warm water, along with sweetner.
GINGERBREAD PROTEIN BALLS:3 tablespoons dark molasses for the sweetener and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves along with the protein powder.
SNICKERDOODLE PROTEIN BALLS:Add ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg with the protein powder + 3 tablespoons chopped raisins to the dough before rolling into balls. Roll the balls in finely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts.
Nutrients per ball: 109 calories, 5.8 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 52 g sodium, 7.2 g carbohydrate, 0.7 g fiber, 5.6 g sugar, 7.9 g protein