Coconut Matcha Protein Balls (AIP, Paleo)

Coconut Matcha Protein Balls (AIP, Paleo)

3 ways coconut oil can support weight loss

#1 BOOSTS METABOLISM

Coconut oil is high in MCTs (medium chain triglycerides), which are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats, leading to beneficial effects on metabolism.

Several studies confirm that when humans replace the fats they are eating with MCT fats, they burn more calories.

Therefore, a calorie from coconut oil is NOT the same as a calorie from olive oil or butter (although these fats are perfectly healthy too).

#2 REDUCES APPETITE 

Many studies on MCTs show that compared to the same amount of calories from other fats, MCTs increase feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake.

So, coconut oil boosts fat burning (“calories out”) and it also reduces appetite (“calories in”).

#3 SHRINKS BELLY FAT

Eating coconut is particularly effective at reducing the harmful belly fat in the abdominal cavity, which is strongly associated with disease.

Studies also show that MCTs lead to weight loss, but the weight loss effects of coconut oil appear to be fairly mild, except for the abdominal fat.

Now give these delicious, coconut-rich protein balls a try! They’re AIP, Paleo & IBS friendly.

Coconut Matcha Protein Balls

INGREDIENTS: (app. 20 balls)
1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup tiger nut flour (or almond flour if not following AIP)
4 tbsp PurePaleo Protein powder (vanilla)
2 tsp matcha green tea
4 pitted dates (soaked for a few minutes)
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup coconut butter/manna (melted)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and process until ingredients start to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add 1 tsp of coconut butter or oil at a time. If mixture is too wet, add 1 tsp of tiger nut flour (or almond flour) at a time.

2. Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon, press firmly together then roll into balls.

3. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container for later.

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Almond Butter Protein Balls (No-Bake, Keto, Paleo)

Almond Butter Protein Balls (No-Bake, Keto, Paleo)

Are you looking for a healthy mid-day snack or quick pre/post-yoga/workout fuel?

Try these easy to make and super delicious Almond Butter Protein Balls!

These balls are soft, chewy and very satisfying given that they’re loaded with good fats and protein.

They’re also super easy to make with ONLY 4 ingredients needed.

Make a batch and store them in the fridge or freezer, so you’ll always have this healthy snack ready to pop or take with you when you’re running out the door.

This recipe uses a high quality, squeaky clean protein powder that’s loaded with collagen – great for your skin, hair, nails, joints and gut lining. It blends extremely well with almond butter so you won’t get any weird textures or flavours.

Feel free to try this recipe using your preferred protein powder. Just keep in mind, you may need to make slight adjustments to the recipe to form the right mixture and taste.

No-Bake Almond Butter Protein Balls

INGREDIENTS (makes 16-18 small balls):
1 cup almond butter (unsweetened, raw or dry-roasted)
3/4 cup PurePaleo Protein powder (vanilla flavour)
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional for added crunch)
1/4 tsp sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Using a food processor or high-power blender, combine almond butter, protein powder, vanilla extract and sea salt. Use a spatula to scrape sides if needed. Mixture should be dense and smooth so it can be pressed together. If it’s too runny, add more protein powder.

2. Add pumpkin seeds and gently pulse so the seeds are crushed (not pulverized) into the mixture.

3. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture and form into small balls. If balls are too sticky to form, place mixture into the freezer for 15 minutes then remove and form balls.

4. Place balls in large shallow tupperware so they are not touching one another.

5. Store protein balls in fridge or freezer to preserve them longer or for a frozen treat.