Anytime I try a new healthy treat that I purchase from the store, I try to recreate it. I do this mainly to save money, because it’s ridiculous how expensive good nutrition can be. I also like to experiment and use slightly healthier ingredients. I mainly stick to a Paleo diet as best as I can, so here is my adaptation of the Bounce Macadamia Protein Balls.
I literally whipped these up in about 20 minutes, and they were gone in 2 days. They turned out amazing! (Slightly addicting, so beware). The specific brands that I used are provided as links. Please feel free to ask any questions below!
Macadamia & Cashew Protein Balls
¼ cup dry shredded coconut (you will need extra to roll the balls in)
½ Cup Dried Cherries (I get these from Trader Joes – unsweetened)
1 Tbl Vanilla Extract
DirectionsIn a food processor chop the cashews and macadamia nuts into almost the consistency of sand (but not like flour), add the protein powder,coconut, & psyllium husk powder and combine (don’t over mix). Remove dry ingredients from food processor. Add dates (makes sure they are soft and without pits) and honey to the food processor. Mix well so that it creates a nice binding paste (this might take away and be extremely noisy). Add the vanilla and salt to the paste. After that is mixed well, add in your dry ingredients and combine with the paste. Finally add the cherries and use the processor to pulse them into the mix (it will chop up the cherries a bit, but you don’t want them to complete blend into the mix). Roll mix into balls and roll into some more dried shredded coconut. Enjoy! I kept mine the refrigerator to keep them fresh, even though they did not last long.
Macros (in entire recipe, divide by the number of balls you make):
Calories: 2976g, Protein: 60g, Carbs:408g, Fats: 144g