Have you ever had a Snickerdoodle? They’re buttery sugar cookies covered in cinnamon. Yup, there was so much naughtiness in that one sentence: butter, sugar, cookie (in case you missed it). Here at Neat HQ we thought we’d take the idea of the humble Snickerdoodle and give it a healthy twist.
Cinnamon is actually a pretty special ingredient. You may sprinkle it on your latte or smell it wafting through a shopping centre, but there’s so much to the humble spice. It comes from the branches of trees grown in the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia and is now considered to be the most popular spice in Europe and North America after black pepper.
It’s a powerhouse when it comes to benefits to your body too. It helps regulate your blood sugar levels, and can reduce tissue damage and inflammation. There are also tests that show it can improve cognitive function and increase focus and concentration! So what better base ingredient for some protein balls that will not only keep the hunger at bay but might just help you pay attention at work!
As with all our protein ball recipes, it’s nice and simple. Chuck everything in the blender and whizz for a minute or until the mixture comes together. Form into walnut sized balls and then roll each ball in cinnamon. Job done!