I’m always on the lookout for unique and plant-based friendly products catered towards protein density - I haven’t found too many on the market that I enjoy eating on a daily basis just yes. So I created my own! Energy Bliss Balls are seriously easy to make have become one of my favorite go-to snacks or desserts when I’m on the go or simply want something high in protein, plus it satisfies my sweet tooth at the same time (win win). These protein balls are not at all like your standard protein bars that you find in most shops, they contain only whole food ingredients.
Why make homemade protein bars?
The answer to this question could be an entire post in itself, but I’ll spare you the minute details and break it down. Typically shop bought protein bars most often are candy bars in disguise - they’re loaded with refined sugars, lack fibre or harsh fibers are added into it, they contain hydrogenated oils (especially in the coatings), artificial flavours, preservatives, and not to mention the main source of proteins used are whey. I am not anti-whey, but I don’t particularly rate the source and quality of whey used in most protein bar brands out there. Most whey comes from highly produced factory farmed dairy in comparison to what would be an ideal source, from a farmer givin’ those animals love!
These bliss balls are the perfect treat to make whenever you are feeling something naughty. They will definitely hit your sweet spot and the best bit is they have NO refined sugar in them! I love making big batches and then freezing them so that I always have some to hand, they are also the perfect pre-workout snack. Dates are still full of natural sugars so make sure you are eating these as a treat only.
If you like these I also have equally delicious recipes for decadent Morello Cherry and Cacoa Balls
Makes around 20 balls depending on size.
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!