Pineapple Coconut Protein Balls

When it's -28 and the snowfall warning is continuing in Calgary, you pretend you're at the beach with these delicious pineapple and coconut little bites of protein-packed energy!

Makes: 10-15 bites (depends how you roll 'em)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted and divided
  • 3/4 cup macadamia or cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp honey

The How-To:

  1. In a food processor blend 3/4 cup of coconut and the macadamia nuts until nuts are coarsely chopped.
  2. Place dried pineapple and water in a bowl and microwave for 15-20 seconds, then allow to cool.
  3. Blend pineapple in with the coconut and macadamia nut mixture, along with the protein powder, vanilla, and honey.
  4. If your mixture is too sticky, add more coconut or protein powder, too dry add a few drops of water at a time.
  5. Roll into tablespoon sized balls, then roll balls in remaining 1/4 cup toasted coconut. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 20-30 minutes until firm.

Recipe source: "Aloha Protein Bites" from getcreativejuice.com

Enjoy:)