Healthy Keto Almond Protein Balls

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Looking for a quick, easy low carb pick me up to pop into your bag? Try these delicious nut protein balls — they are packed with healthy protein, fats and electrolytes. They can easily be converted into protein bars too!

Made without commonly used high carb dates or sweeteners, these protein balls are a perfect afternoon or post workout snack. Feel free to mix up the flavourings, try adding cacao, as long as it fits your macros. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per ball)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein5.6 grams
Fat6.3 grams
Calories87 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 27%, fat 68%

Total carbs3 gramsFiber1.9 gramsSugars0.6 gramsSaturated fat0.6 gramsSodium19 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium36 mg(9% RDA)Potassium137 mg(7% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 16 balls)

Note: For a nut-free option you can use sunbutter. You can use whey protein powder (isolate), egg white protein powder (e.g. Jay Robb, Reflex Natural, Pulsin), plant-based pea protein powder such as NuZest, or even grass-fed collagen. Make sure it's sweetened with natural low-carb sweeteners that won't spike your blood sugar levels. The carb count per 100 grams of protein powder should be around 4 grams. If you are using unflavored protein powder, you can add sweetener to taste (powdered erythritol, Swerve, monk fruit or stevia) or skip it altogether.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except coconut oil, into a bowl and mix thoroughly. If the mixture seems a bit dry, melt and add the coconut oil.
    Healthy Keto Almond Protein Balls
  2. Roll into a heaped teaspoon full 16 balls (about 17 g/ 0.6 oz each) and place on a lined tray.
    Healthy Keto Almond Protein Balls
  3. Chill into the fridge for about two hours. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to one month. Healthy Keto Almond Protein Balls

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per ball)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Whey protein powder (protein isolate, Jay Robb)
0.1 g3 g0 g12 kcal
Almond butter (unsweetened)
0.7 g1.6 g4.3 g48 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut, dried, desiccated, shredded (organic, unsweetened)
0.1 g0.2 g0.1 g4 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked)
0.1 g0.4 g0.8 g9 kcal
Flaxmeal (flax meal), ground flaxseed
0 g0.4 g1 g13 kcal
Total per ball
1.1 g5.6 g6.3 g87 kcal
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Comments (2)

Just made these, really tasty!  Took care of my sweet cravings.  Only thing I would suggest is when and if adding coconut oil, do it 1 tablespoon at a time.  I added both and it was to wet to roll so they were more like blobs on a cookie sheet.   They are a huge hit in the house and I will for sure make again.  

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Thank you Tanya, I'm glad you enjoyed, and thanks for the useful feedback! If it does get soft you could chill it in the fridge for a few minutes before making the balls 😊

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