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Chocolate Covered Power Balls

These fueling bombs are my “go to” after a hard strength workout or in the middle of a busy workday. They are super easy to make and lunch tote friendly. I prefer using Vega Sport (in chocolate, duh) protein powder in them because of the beneficial nutrients (listed below), but you can use whatever protein powder you want. Or, you can add an extra ½ cup of each almond meal and flaxseed meal and forego the protein powder altogether – you do you. The nutrition numbers listed below, using my recipe, are for each ball:

Carbohydrates: 5 grams          Protein: 5.5 grams          Fat: 11 grams          Calories: 140(ish)

The good stuff:

½ cup almond meal – biotin, vitamin E, manganese

1 cup Vega Sport protein powder – turmeric, tart cherry, probiotics, glutamine

½ cup flaxseed meal – Omega-3s and fiber

½ cup shredded coconut – immunity booster

¼ teaspoon salt – don’t forget this

1 teaspoon vanilla – or almond or whatever

1 tablespoon honey – “liquid gold” (but that’s another topic) vitamin B6, niacin, thiamine

½ cup peanut butter – more protein, and magnesium and potassium

1/3 cup coconut oil – makes all your hopes and dreams come true! But also aids digestion and improves bone health

1 8 oz. box unsweetened baking chocolate (melted, to dip) – more than half of the saturated fat in cocoa butter is stearic acid, which aids in muscle repair and growth

 

Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) and roll into balls. Freeze for 15 minutes. Melt chocolate and dip frozen balls to cover. Put back in freezer for 15 more minutes, then store in the fridge.

Makes approximately 24 balls

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