After an energy boost of the DELICIOUS, guilt-free, vegan variety? We hear you, which is why we’re sharing the below recipes. You . Are. Welcome.
Innermost is a nutritional supplement brand that champions bolder, brighter and more balanced living; and we’ve fallen for the vegan superfood protein blend. So much so that it’s a key ingredient in the protein balls the lifestyle team have been snacking on. Perfect pre or post gym, perfect in-between meetings.
And the best bit is you can whip up a batch yourself at home in no time at all. Scroll down to see the two recipes we now swear by, we just add Innermost as preferred protein powder.
No Food Processor Protein Balls
1 cup smooth peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
1/4 cup honey or a liquid sweetener of choice
1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free)
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup protein powder (vanilla or chocolate flavour is recommended)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut for rolling
Place the peanut butter and honey in a large bowl and use a spoon to bind.
Add the oats, 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut and 1/4 cup of the protein powder to the bowl (i.e. only add half of the protein powder to begin with).
Using a wooden spoon combine all of the ingredients together; they should form a slightly sticky dough, with a consistency where it can be rolled into balls. Once the mixture has largely come together, you can test it by rolling a bit into a ball with your hands. If it’s too wet, add extra protein powder.
Roll heaped tablespoons of the into balls and roll in the extra desiccated coconut to coat.
Place the balls in the fridge to firm up and then store in the fridge in an airtight container, or alternatively freeze them for a longer life (where they should keep for about 3 months).
No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup vegan protein powder (about 2 scoops)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)
3 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup raisins, chocolate chips, raisins or preferred add-in
2-4 tbsp liquid (almond milk, milk, water etc…)
- Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds to a large bowl.
- Stir in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract, then combine.
- Add in raisins (or preferred add-in). Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
- Slowly add in liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, and using hands combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together.
- Roll into balls.
- Place in a container to set in the fridge for 30 minutes minimum.
- Store in fridge until ready to eat.