As I mentioned in my last post I want to arm you with some recipes that are healthy and tasty this holiday season. I know I really should start with the main course or the veggies but I’m going to break the rules and go straight to dessert.
A few months after my weight loss surgery I rediscovered protein balls. These delicious little balls packed with flavour and meeting my nutritional requirements while allowing me to feel like I was have a treat. So today I am going to share with you a recipe for Cherry Cheesecake protein balls. I made these ones cherry but you can you a mixture of dried fruit of mango if you prefer.
This recipe will make 8 servings of 2 protein balls per guest. I didn’t fancy these ones up as I really like the flavour of them as they are.
Here’s what you need
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup dried cherries ( I used unsweetened)
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
1.5 scoops of vanilla protein powder ( I used GNC Iso burst French Vanilla)
3 tbsp light cream cheese
1 tbsp all natural almond butter
3 tbsp of milk
In a food processor add oats, cherries, protein powder and flax seed. Process by pulsing until it’s crumbly. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and the almond butter once combined add to the food processor along with the milk and pulse till it starts to come together in clumps. Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, scoop out the mixture into your hand and roll. Refrigerate or freeze and pull out when needed to entertain or just a quick snack while shopping for the holidays.
Here’s a little secret with these delicious Cherry Cheesecake balls you can eat them year round! you can have them for breakfast, snack or a dessert that doesn’t require ustencils.
Just in case you were curious here’s the nutritional information for two protein balls(1 serving) I used MFP to calculate the nutrition.
Carbs 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 8 g
I hope you enjoy this recipe and I look forward to sharing some more tasty ideas with all of you.