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Chococcino Protein Balls (vegan | gluten-free | refined sugar-free)

My boyfriend has a coffee roastery, so it’s only natural that coffee recipes follow suit! As the summer approaches, his café put up a new menu including iced chococcino and I’m hooked. It made no sense to not capture this delightful combination of flavours in my food so I squished them all into one ball- a protein ball, well a coffee protein ball AKA chococcino in protein ball-form!

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I think it’s pretty important to use a good quality cup of coffee so I used Hannover Kaffee Manufaktur (my BF’s so this one was pretty obvs!) and Stumptown just for some variation.

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Just make sure you don’t get too carried away with them after 5pm, I didn’t catch an ounce of sleep that night after stuffing my face with a fair few of them.

Also, feel free to add some MCT oil to the mix if you’re into that stuff.

Serving size:

Makes 20 balls

Ingredients:

  • 80g chocolate protein powder
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 80g almond flour
  • 80g oat flour
  • 125ml strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp nut butter

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl using a fork then eventually your hands.
  2. Shape into balls and refrigerate.

Top with a chocolate coated coffee bean if you fancy a crunch with your mouthful. Great thing too is that you can store these in an airtight container in your kitchen cupboard rather than your fridge and they’ll keep for a pretty long time, though I guarantee you’ll finish them before they expire!

 

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