- 100 g Medjool dates, pitted
- 40 g collagen powder
- 25 g vanilla whey protein powder
- 16 g (2 tbsp) coconut flour*
- 25 g (1/4 cup) quinoa flakes
- 26 g (1 + 1/2 sheets) of low-fat graham crackers. Set the 1/2 sheet aside.
- 15 g hemp hearts**
- 15 g cashew butter, warmed enough to be runny
- 30 g (2 tbsp) coconut milk (can sub nut milk or light coconut milk)
- 1 lemon, zested + a quick squeeze of its juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
Finding success when counting macros often means building convenience into your day. Protein balls are a fantastic, balanced on-the-go snack that can easily be adjusted to fit the macros your WAG coach has assigned.
These lemon graham balls taste like homemade lemon bars but are packed with 5 grams of protein per ball.
- Cover the pitted dates in boiling water and allow them to soak.
- While the dates are soaking, into a small bowl combine collagen, whey, coconut flour, quinoa flakes, hemp heart, and salt. Break up one sheet of graham crackers and add it to the bowl. Set aside.
- Remove the dates from the hot water and add them to a food processor along with cashew butter, coconut milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pulse until well combined (you may need to scrape the bowl a few times).
- Add the dry ingredients to the food processor and pulse the mixture until it holds together. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. (You can omit this step if you like, but it helps make the balls easier to roll.)
- Once the mixture has chilled, crush the remaining 1/2 sheet of graham crackers into crumbs. When you’re ready, form equal-sized balls with your hands and roll them in the crushed graham cracker mixture. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*No coconut flour on hand? Feel free to add a few extra tablespoons of quinoa flakes and adjust the macros.
**Hemp hearts add a little extra protein and a boost of nutrients, but if you’re hoarding your fat grams, leave ’em out.
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