Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cherry Protein Balls



I put the following ingredients into a mixing bowl::

1 cup chocolate protein powder  ( SFH Chocolate Protein or Progenex Locha Mocha or whatever protein you like best)
1 TBSP dark cocoa ( If you use a protein like TEN Institute's ITP just double the cocoa)
1/2 cup coconut oil, NOT melted
2 TBSP raw honey (You may find that 1 TBSP is enough for you)
2 TBSP raw almond butter (or toasted pecan butter or organic peanut butter)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes ( the chunky coconut chips from nuts.com is the best!) 
1/3 cup chocolate chips ( Ghirardelli Dark)
1/3 cup dried cherries
4 TBSP coconut milk, as needed, maybe more.

I stirred them up with a wooden spoon until a dough-like look appears. It takes a little stirring, and kind of happens all at once but you want to make sure you've mixed the ingredients well. You may need a bit more coconut milk, or if it's too thin, you could add some more protein powder. 

I scooped them out on a parchment covered baking pan with a cookie scoop and popped them into the freezer for 1/2 an hour. Then I put each protein ball into a snack bag and put them back into the freezer so we could just grab them when we needed them.

These are in the Kill Cliff fridge at Crossfit Countdown right now (put $ in envelope that's with them)....unless Ger has eaten them all. He said they were AMAZING.