OK, you got us, we LOVE chocolate too!
Chocolate is delicious, comforting and… unfortunately addictive. And we all know what it does to our waistlines!
So what do you do? Give it up and just eat chicken salads? That doesn’t sound like fun at all. What if we told you, you can eat chocolate and STILL have a lean fit figure? It just takes a little creativity!
Here is one of our favorite Chocolate Fudge Ball Recipes. We often snack on these high protein treats and even make it part of our fitness contest prep diets…
Bottom line, healthy food doesn’t have to be tasteless and boring.
Check out this recipe for yourself and let us know what you think:
PS it takes about 5 mins to make!!!
Healthy Fat Blasting Protein Fudge Balls!
- 100g chocolate whey protein powder
- 50g almond meal
- 50g unsweetened shredded coconut plus 10g extra for coating
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 50g unsweetened cocoa
- 15g or more of Stevia (natural zero calorie sweetner)
- Cold water
1. Combine all ingredients except water and additional coconut for coating.
2. Knead together into a paste, gradually adding water until it is dough-like.
3. Mould into 21 small balls and cover in additional coconut.
Nutritional Content Per 3 Ball Serving
Calories (kcal) 187 Carb (g) 4.9 Fat (g) 12.2 Protein (g) 12.0
COOL FACTS – WHAT MAKES THIS RECIPE SO SPECIAL:
Protein: due to its thermogenic (raises core temperature) properties, protein possesses a very effective fat burning effect. High protein diets have been proven to burn the most fat, keeping hunger at bay and providing highest energy output for longer without “crashing”.
Coconut: this super food will also burn fat for energy and tastes amazing. It’s great before a workout because it gives you more energy than a cup of coffee!
Cocoa: another superfood with tons of health benefits! Not only is it low in calories, high in fiber it is also another great energy booster. It will keep you focused and productive.
Stevia: contains no calories and will not spike blood sugars. Maintaining healthy stable blood sugar levels alone will set many people down a path to a healthy weight. Can be found in most health food stores. Comes in powder and liquid form (liquid tastes better and comes is variety of flavours!)
Almond Meal: (flour made out of ground almonds) A great gluten free alternative to flour. Tasty and more moist, it’s high in protein, low in carbohydrates and low in sugars. It is also high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease (and don’t worry this is not the type of fat that makes you fat – its carbs and sugars that do that!)