Low Carb Protein Bombs

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Over the past couple weeks I've finally began to really settle into my daily routine. Wake-up, workout, prep my food for the day and do some recipe testing. Recipe testing for me is almost therapeutic, I get to use my creative side and throw some things together and see if it tastes good enough to bring to work as a snack that day. Let me tell you, I've been having A LOT of fun with it and it you follow me on Instagram (@training2xl) then you've probably seen my videos of the coveted PROTEIN BOMBS.

I've made a ton of energy ball recipes in the past and a lot of them use either oats or dates as the best, which is TOTALLY okay but I wanted to create a variation without a dense carb base (I may have had a couple too many donuts this past weekend ...). Let me remind you that carbs are not bad, they are actually awesome and awesome for you! I just wanted to make a lower carb option that was loaded with healthy fats and protein because I find that fills me up a lot during a busy day.

The recipe for this evolved the more I made them, hence why I was making a new batch every morning, but the recipe below is GOLD. They're super flavourful and legitimately fill you up as a snack (that's that protein and fat combo). But remember that these protein bombs are nutrient-dense - a ton of macro and micronutrients to help nourish your body and fuel it for activity, but that also makes them calorically-dense as well. I like to keep it real here, and I'm the first to admit that I have ZERO portion-control when it comes to energy bites/ protein bombs, so I've been using a single-serve recipe to help keep that in check! Feel free to double (or triple) the recipe to make a bigger batch to last you for the week, or to share with your squad.

LOW CARB PROTEIN BOMBS

Chocolate Sea Salt

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Meal

  • 1-2 Tbsp of All Natural Peanut Butter

  • 1 Scoop of Protein (Chocolate or Vanilla)

  • 1 Tbsp of Raw Honey

  • 1 Tbsp of Cacao Powder

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Milk

  • 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  • Optional: Mini Chocolate Chips or Cacao Nibs

Directions

  • Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl

  • In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients until completely combine

  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together, slowing add dashes of almond milk if needed

  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes

  • Roll into places

  • Enjoy!

Golden Milk 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Meal

  • 1-2 Tbsp of All Natural Peanut Butter

  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Milk

  • 1 Tbsp of Raw Honey

  • 2 Tsp of Turmeric

  • 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon

  • 1/4 Tsp of Ginger

  • 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  • Optional: Pinch of Black Pepper

Directions

  • Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl

  • In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients until completely combine

  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together, slowing add dashes of almond milk if needed

  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes

  • Roll into places

  • Enjoy!

NOTE: To up the protein+fat content in these recipes, you can add collagen peptides, chia seeds, and/or flax.

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Birthday Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Meal

  • 1-2 Tbsp of Cashew Butter

  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein

  • 1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup

  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Milk

  • 1/2 Tsp of Almond Extract

  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  • Optional: Rainbow Sprinkles

Directions

  • Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl

  • In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients until completely combine

  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together, slowing add dashes of almond milk if needed

  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes

  • Roll into places

  • Enjoy!

Stay tuned for more flavour combos for these low-carb, macronutrient-friendly snacks!

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