For us, heading back to work after the Christmas break means it's time to let go of our daily Quality Street habit, and to start prepping healthy snacks to keep us properly fuelled when hunger strikes. These sweet dark chocolate and pistachio protein balls will satisfy those cravings and give you the energy you need, without the added sugar overload... and subsequent energy crash!
In a food processor, start to blend together the nuts, oats, dates and chocolate whey protein. If you need, use a splash of almond milk to bind the mixture, but be careful not to add too much.
Stir in the dark chocolate chunks before starting to roll the mixture into bitesized balls using your hands.
Once all the balls are done, blitz the extra pistachios in your empty food processor and roll the balls in this to decorate.
Chocolate and Pistachio Protein Balls (makes approx. 10)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup pistachios (plus extra for decorating)
- 1/2 cup dates
- 4 squares of dark chocolate, chopped into tiny chunks
- 1 scoop Neat Nutrition Chocolate Whey Protein
- Almond milk to bind if needed
Nutritionals per serving: Calories = 105; P = 5g, C = 14g, F = 4g)*
*All calorie and macro calculations are estimates and will vary depending on portion size and ingredients used