I love snacking on these protein balls because who doesn’t love snacking on cookie dough?! I made this recipe specifically for my current life right now which has been complete chaos for 3 weeks straight.
I’ve been basically living at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta because my mom is sick again 🙁 I haven’t been able to follow my regular diet or routine, and needless to say it has been very exhausting. Last week I had to make a quick day trip back home to Calgary and I only had a couple of hours in my apartment and I needed to use this time to get some things done. I used this time wisely to lay in my own bed, shower in my own shower, and meal prep in my own kitchen.
It’s difficult to keep dietary habits relatively healthy when you’re not at home, but I managed to make a few things to snack on and keep me going. Here’s what I made:
- Salad dressing: This doesn’t have to be kept in the fridge and finding pre-made salad mixes is super easy these days. I just added a combination of olive and avocado oil to a mason jar, along with a balance of my favourite vinegars (white balsamic, peach vinegar, apple cider) and added some salt and pepper. Just give it a shake and it’s ready to go whenever you need it.
- Chocolate collagen hemp milk: Hemp milk is a great way to get in your omega 3s and collagen helps repair the gut. It’s important to focus on anti-inflammatory foods when going through a period of stress and it’s a pretty good excuse to drink chocolate milk right?!
- Grain free granola: add to salads, yogurt or eat by the handful.
- Smoothie: Smoothies don’t always have to be kept frozen. They can keep in the fridge for up to a few days depending on the ingredients!
- Protein balls: these are perfect for snacking to prevent blood sugar crashes and satisfy a sweet tooth.
Life gets crazy sometimes and it’s not always preventable. If you are at a point in your life where you feel like shit is really starting to hit the fan, try to be gently on yourself. Health truly is your greatest wealth and by prioritizing it 80% of the time, this creates a buffer zone for the stressful days (or weeks) when you are unable to keep up with your daily health routine. Sometimes a little bit of chocolate chips can really help on a sad or stressful day!
- I used cricket powder as the source of protein in these balls. If you don’t have cricket powder I would suggest using another vegan protein powder instead.
- I like using Enjoy Life brand of chocolate chips because they are allergen free! I also love Lily’s chocolate chips because they are sweetened with stevia so they are sugar free!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls
- March 6, 2019
- 25 balls
- 25 min
- Print this
- 2 C almond flour
- 1 C coconut flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 C + 1tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 C coconut oil
- a hefty pinch of mineral salt
- 2 tbsp Cricket powder
- 1/3 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- Step 1
- In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except chocolate chips and combine until it’s fully mixed and keeps its form when you squeeze it together. Add chocolate chips and quickly blitz to combine (I like when the chocolate chips are broken up a bit and I also find it easier to form into balls).
- Step 2
- Roll into bite sized balls (makes 25-30).
- Step 3
- Will keep fresh in an air tight container up to one week non-refrigerated.