If you tend to snack after dinner, these are the perfect goodies to try. High in protein, fat, and (most importantly) flavour, these protein balls send the signal to your brain that you are full, thereby decreasing the simple carbohydrate snack cravings (chips, chocolate, cookies…you know the ones). The less simple carbohydrate foods you eat before bed, (they easily break down into glucose, which your body has enough of already), the better your cortisol levels will be, and the less fat you will deposit around your abdomen.
Ready for the recipe? It’s so easy!
½ cup of almond butter (or any unsweetened nut butter of your choice)
½ cup protein powder (I use the Designs for Health Paleo Protein Powder, vanilla flavour)
1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
2-3 Tbsp almond flour or coconut flour
2-3 Tbsp nut milk (almond, coconut, hemp etc); you can add more if you need
¼ cup semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Camino usually)
Optional: ¼ cup coconut flakes, 1 tsp vanilla
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon until the batter is smooth. Hand roll them into balls, place them in a container, and transfer them to the refrigerator. This should yield between 12-14 protein balls.
Make your own satisfying snack for post-dinner time. Better sleep, stabilized blood sugar, improved energy levels, and decreased snacking habits may ensue.
Hi, I’m Dr. Jenny Schmidt-White. My practice focuses on family health and wellness, healthy aging for men and women and optimizing fertility & hormone function. I work with you, within realistic and sustainable parameters, to find the root cause of dysfunction in your body and address it.