Peanut Butter & Coconut Protein Balls

Peanut butter protein time! Peanut butter protein time!

Protein balls & bliss balls are one of my favourite recipes to create and experiment around with. But why??

♥ They’re so simple! You start with a few core ingredients, a binder, a flavour, protein powder and that’s it ~ then it’s time to whip out that imaginative flair of yours (I know you’ve got it) and make them your own.

♥ They’re quick to make! You’d be surprised by what you can create even without a food processor or blender! I don’t have one yet myself, but Christmas is around the corner and I can barely contain my excitement for what Santa is bringing me ☺️🎄

♥ Alright so what else? PROTEIN BABY! A little goes a long way, it’s slow released energy for your body, meaning it’ll keep you going on those days where we just don’t have the time to stop. Or let’s be real, you can have these at any time of the day, no matter what you’re doing and you’re gonna get no judgement from me.

Ingredients 1 cup smooth peanut butter ~ my go to nut butter is Mayvers peanut coconut spread from my local supermarket coles

1/4 cup rice malt syrup or another liquid sweetener of choice

1/2 cup rolled oats – can sub for gluten free if preferred!

1/4 cup desiccated coconut + extra put aside for rolling

1/4 cup of preferred protein powder – I used Amazonia co raw protein isolate in vanilla flavour for this recipe

Instructions 1 Mix peanut butter and rice malt syrup together in a large bowl, I put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt and mix a little easier.

2 Add the oats, 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut and 1/4 cup of the protein powder to the bowl

3 Time to mix! Carefully stir and blend all the ingredients together They should form a slightly sticky dough, with a consistency where they can be rolled into balls.

4 Roll heaped tablespoons of the dough into balls, and then roll in the extra desiccated coconut to coat to give it that extra look and because you can never have enough coconut!

5 Place the balls in the fridge to firm up a little as the peanut butter can make them a little SQUISHY. Store in the fridge in an airtight container where they can keep for up to a couple weeks although best consumed fresh!

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