The ladies here at Vie take dessert very seriously. If you’re like me and can’t decide whether you like chocolate or leggings more than we are in the same boat! Us ladies like to wear our Lili Leggings and Tina Tank to make this easy-peasy treat! We are excited to share with you a recipe packed with protein, chocolate, and vanilla!
When you need a chocolate hit that packs a protein punch at the same time, you can’t go wrong with these. They’re perfect for that post-workout treat and even better with a coffee. ;)
Victoria Norton is a self-confessed chocoholic. As a reformed junk-food-junkie, she’s turned her life around by getting active and healthy, and you can follow her journey on her blog Training for Chocolate, Instagram @trainingforchocolate and Facebook page, Training for Chocolate.
You’ll find plenty more healthy treats like these Protein Balls, and if you’re a chocoholic too, then download her free Little Book of Healthy Chocoholic Treats.
xo, Hallie + Team Vie
Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Balls
By Victoria Norton of Training for Chocolate
- 300g raw almonds
- 60g vanilla protein powder
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 15-20 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract
- Water (usually 1-2 tablespoons)
- Shredded coconut for dusting (or you could dust in cacao powder)
Blitz the almonds, protein powder, cacao and cinnamon in your food processor until it’s a crumble-like powder.
Then add the dates and the vanilla extract and blitz again. Now add the water, just a teaspoon or so at a time, until the mixture comes together.
Roll into balls (I give mine a bit of a squeeze before rolling, to release the oils from the nuts and help them to retain their shape and roll easily). Then dust in the coconut or the cacao (if you like it bitter). Or even leave them nudey rudey, they still taste great naked.
Pop them in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Makes about 15 balls.