Low Carb Protein Bombs

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.

PRODUCTS

No, I am not sponsored by any of these companies, but I get questions about reputable brands and these are the ones I have used and trust!

ProteinBioSteel Whey Isolate & Kaizen Naturals

Collagen Peptides: Vital Proteins

CacaoNavitas Organics

Turmeric/ CinnamonCha's Organics

Raw HoneyBeekeeper's Naturals

And in case you want to screenshot or store the recipe, here are the recipes straight from my Instagram story!

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