Preparation and organisation is the key to successful clean eating. My fridge and pantry is generally stocked with healthy and natural foods. This way, I find it much easier to eat healthy meals and snacks almost all of the time. When I am not organised and prepared and I am rushed or tired, eating whatever is convenient is too easy to do.

Every gym junkie’s favourite are protein balls. I am often getting asked for recipes for these! There must be a thousand ways to make them and generally I use what I ever I have on hand, in the pantry and fridge. I mix it up a little each time I make them.

Today I made chocolate and coconut protein balls using my favourite organic vegan protein. I use organic ingredients whenever I can.

I made my batch nut free, however, you could try them with a small handful of raw almonds or cashews. They are so simple and easy to make!

Coconut Protein Balls (Makes 15-20)

Ingredients:

160g Passion Projects, ‘All you need is love’ organic raw protein powder in vanilla

4 tablespoons organic desiccated coconut (plus some extra for rolling the balls in)

2 generous tablespoons of cacao powder

3 pitted dates

8 prunes

1-2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon of Natvia

1-2 teaspoons organic coconut oil (optional)

Water (add a tablespoon or two at a time until desired consistency is reached)

Method:

1. Measure out dry ingredients and combine with prunes, dates and coconut oil in electric chopper or food processor.

2. Gradually add water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, to desired consistency. Mixture should be only wet enough to mould into balls that hold together, but not overly sticky.

3. When desired consistency is reached, mould mixture into balls and roll in desiccated coconut.

4. Refrigerate and store in an air tight, sealed container.

5. Enjoy

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Do you have a favourite Protein Ball Recipe? In the comments below write down your favourite ingredients for protein balls.