Almond Butter Banana Protein Balls
Ingredients (makes 12)
175g Almond Butter
75g Banana flavoured Diet Whey Protein Powder (or your choice of protein powder & flavour - non diet ones will increase the amount of carbs)
100ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
Before using the Almond Butter make sure that you stir it well in it's bottle as there is often a lot of oil separation and you can end up with some very dry Almond Butter at the bottom of the jar.
Place the Almond Butter in a bowl and add the protein powder. Using a spoon mix together thoroughly until the mixture creates large clumps, a little like making a dough. Gradually add the milk, mixing thoroughly until the mixture starts to come together in one solid, yet smooth, dough. Don't be fooled by the oily, runny, texture of the Almond Butter and leave out the fluids or your protein balls will have a dry texture inside and will be hard to eat, trust me this is the voice of experience! This Butter appears to be more fluid than Peanut Butter but is actually much, much, dryer.
Eat as a replacement for a sweet snack or an hour before a workout to give you a protein & fat boost. I chose to use Banana flavoured protein powder as I felt that Banana and Almond would work well as combined flavours, but you can use whatever flavour you feel will complement the Almonds.
I have noticed with these protein balls that there is a little oil separation once they have been chilled. This seems to be normal with anything to do with Almond Butter, so don't worry. You can mop up a bit of the oil when picking one of the balls out of your container, but so far mine haven't been dry because of this.
Nutritional Information - per protein ball
Fat: 8.7g (0.7g Saturated)
Carbs: 2.1g (Fibre: 0.3g; Net Carbs: 1.8g)