I have been with my sister many times when she pulls out the CHOCOLATE COCONUT CHIA PROTEIN BALLS. EVERY time the vote is unanimous, THEY ARE THE BOMB!!! You’d think people were eating homemade chocolate gooey brownies topped with fudge frosting or something!! These are definitely one of the BEST healthy snacks! I like to make a batch for my kids when they get home from school and they’re acting like they haven’t eaten for DAYS! An excellent “GO TO” snack! As always though EVERYTHING IN MODERATION, right??
1/2 c. Unsweetened Coconut (plus more to roll them in)
1 T. Chia Seeds
Mix everything in a bowl. Form into balls and roll in coconut. Store in airtight container in the freezer or fridge. Let set for 1 hour. Makes 20-25 balls
Nutritional Information (2 balls): Calories: 155, Fat: 8 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 11 mg, Total Carbs: 15.5 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 10.5 g, Protein 7 g.
One alteration I make is with the honey. I think honey is a little strong, so I use 1/2 honey and 1/2 agave nectar. I buy my chocolate protein powder at COSTCO. The CHIA SEEDS were a little hard to find, but definitely worth it!! I found them at WHOLE FOODS. I think I’ll go make a batch NOW!!!
I looked up the healthy benefits of Chia Seeds and found a great article HERE!! Check it out! They include fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, and protein!!