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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

Recipe: Protein Energy Balls

After my last indulgent foodie post, three ingredient ice cream, I feel the need to balance the metaphorical (and physical) scales with this one. My stomach is usually pining for a round of toast mid afternoon, but these little bursts of energy have hit the spot recently.

Yiskah Knits: Protein Balls Close up

I was inspired to make them initially as a pre-run snack in the morning, when I can’t have breakfast straight away but desperately need some fuel to get running and keep running. They’re made from ingredients you probably have in the cupboard, but I’ve suggested a few alternatives just incase.

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Ingredients

  • 150g Peanut butter, any nut butter is good.
  • 40g Porridge oats or flax.
  • 30g Honey
  • Approx. 30g Desiccated Coconut to coat. Any finely chopped nut or seed is perfect too.

Makes: 12

Simply mix everything, except the coconut, in a big bowl, you can play around with quantities if it feels too wet or dry; a cookie dough consistency is just about right. Measure out little 1-2″ balls and roll in the coconut to coat, sit them in the fridge to firm up and they’re ready to grab at a moments notice. I’d love to make more store cupboard snacks, do you have any favourites to share?

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