I’m not one of those people that is concerned about protein, or the lack thereof in vegan diets. I’ve read enough nutrition research to feel confident that it is entirely possible meet our protein needs by eating a healthy diet rich in plants.
If you’re interested in reading an interesting report on protein that dispels some of the “animals only” myth, check out The China Study. It’s a goodie.
In spite of not being concerned about protein supplementation, I have to admit that I do enjoy a certain protein powder quite immensely. I’m generally pretty active and have an enormous appetite. Protein-rich foods really fill me up, and sometimes a gal just wants something other than tempeh or almonds.
Enter Sunwarrior Protein. It has a great texture (re: is not chalky), and tastes way less processed than other brands. Besides, whipping up a protein smoothie or snack after a workout makes me feel really tough.
I am woman, hear me slurp.
Or in this case- watch me munch….
…on some homemade protein balls. These are like protein bars, but are easier to shape and are visually similar to donut holes. They taste better than donut holes, in my opinion. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
Protein Snack Balls
- 1/2 C oats, ground into a flour
- 3-4 medjool dates
- 1/4 C almond butter
- 1/4 C coconut
- 1/4 C liquid sweetener (I used coconut nectar, but brown rice syrup or other syrups would work as well)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 C Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder
1. Grind your oats in a high speed blender or food processor
4. Mix until well combined. You can also use a food processor instead of a mixing bowl if you want to make it super easy. When the mixture is well combined, roll into balls and pop them into the fridge or freezer. They taste great both ways.