Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blueberry Ginger Protein Balls


First things first : 14.4.  Cassie got 183 and is planning to hit it again Monday at Crossfit Countdown. Ger got 260 - - they said on the Games sight if you got back to the rower, you were the best of the best... and Ger got all 60 calories rowed when he got back to the rower. (Sorry  not sorry - proud mom moment - thanks for understanding!)

A while back I made Blueberry Ginger Protein Balls with big fresh blueberries. If you keep your protein balls in the freezer, you might want to know that the blueberries were frozen and hard, SO you can leave them out a few minutes before eating them, or just keep these in the fridge, OR mush the blueberries a bit when you make them.

I put all the ingredients in one bowl:
4 scoops vanilla protein powder ( I use Progenex and sometimes Myofusion)
1/2 cup coconut oil, NOT melted
2 TBSP local honey
2 TBSP almond butter
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (nuts.com)
2 cups blueberries
4 TBSP coconut milk (once in a while a batch needs a little more...)
1/4 tsp ginger (or 1 TBSP minced candied ginger medallions that have had the sugar washed off of them


I stirred them up with a wooden spoon.  I used my cookie scoop to make them quickly into balls and placed them on parchment paper. Then I popped them into the freezer for 20 minutes. They were so good!