Oh my gawdddd. Am I the only one who wants this heatwave to go here in the UK? I seriously cannot take it anymore! My brain is constantly frazzled! Anywaaaay. As promised, I have another recipe for you guys because I’m nice like that
Those who have been reading my blog and know me well, know that I lurveeee coconut. A lot. I post coconutty things on my Instagram all the time because it is something that I have daily in my life, in some form, numerous times. And what’s not to love? It’s a source of one of the healthiest fats out there and tastes delicious!
Most of my days actually start off with coconut oil off a spoon from the jar. Kinda weird I know but I like how it melts on your tongue and it’s a quick source of fat fuel before a workout for me as I’m not really hungry in the morning.
I also love coconut butter more than anything. My fave at the moment is actually Nutiva’s coconut manna. So delicious! At first I wasn’t sure about it because it had this top layer that was like coconut oil and I was like ‘ehhh? It’s supposed to be coconut butter!’ but then I realised that the good stuff was under this layer so I scraped it away to reveal the gooooood stuff. Today I discovered that my coconut butter had completely melted in this heat. Quite impressive as it takes more to melt coconut butter than the oil! So I decided to use some of it to make frozen coconut butter hearts by putting it into a chocolate mould to put in the freezer Perfect fat snack right there.
I’ve also recently developed an expensive addiction to the coconut & macadamia Bounce protein balls. Gahhh they’re so damn good!! But then I thought ‘duhhh I can make my own damn balls!’ because it’s what I do So I simplified the ingredients a little (another reason to make my own..much healthier!) and came up with these. If I say so myself, the texture is pretty damn similar so I’m quite proud of these babies and with much better stats I also didn’t have any macadamias so I left those out.
Coconut Bounce Balls
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp manuka honey
1 tbsp cashew butter
1/4 cup coconut milk
Put the dry ingredients into the food processor. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add it, along with the rest of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend until well mixed. Use the dough to form 6 equal sized balls and put into the fridge to firm up.
Stats per ball:
119 cal, 10 protein, 5 carb, 6 fat
If you don’t have cashew butter you may be able to sub with another nut butter or coconut butter but cashew butter gives it that creaminess