Cookie Dough Protein Balls

protein ball recipe

There's something about Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough. It calls you from the freezer aisle, weasles its way into your basket and before you know it your spoon has hit the bottom of the empty tub – you might even still be in the supermarket car park! If once the cookie dough is gone you're left with a slight sinking guilty feeling, this recipe is for you.

These raw cookie dough balls are naturally sweetened with dates, packed with protein and will satisfy your cookie dough cravings without the guilt. Plus they're super tasty! I whip up a batch at the start of the week and keep them in the freezer for when I need a sweet treat or a post workout protein boost.

Blend a frozen banana until its thick and creamy then add a few cookie dough bites for the real B&J experience. Feel free to switch it up with cranberries, nut butters, macademia nuts, cocoa powder and different protein flavours and share it with us using #andrarecipes

- Hannah -


RECIPE

Makes: 10-12 Balls

Time to Make: 45 minutes including chilling

Difficulty Rating: Easy


INGREDIENTS

8 Dates

1/3 Cup of Vanilla/Plain Protein Powder

1/3 Cup of Desicated Coconut

1 Cup of Oats

2 Heaped tbsp Peanut Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Handful of Chocolate Chips or Cacoa Nibs


METHOD

  1. Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips/cacoa nibs in a food processor until it is combined and a little bit sticky - add some water here if it's not doughy enough.
  2. Mix the chocolate chips or nibs into the mixture.
  3. Roll a heaped teaspoon of mixture into a ball using the palms of your hands.
  4. Freeze the cookie dough balls for 30 minutes until they're solid.

TIP

The cookie dough balls can keep in the freezer until needed, or alternatively in the fridge for a few days.