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Protein Bombs

By Tom 0
09 April 2015

Struggling for a post-workout snack or snack throughout the day? These protein bombs are a great source of protein, healthy fats and taste great! They’re quick to make and they’re filling, nutritious and can help prevent heart disease. How?

They contain flaxseed (also known as linseed), which are a great source of dietary fibre and certain other nutrients such as vitamin B1 (helps our bodies to use carbohydrates as energy and is essential for glucose metabolism). Flaxseed also contains alpha-linolenic acid (known as ALA or Omega 3) which is beneficial to heart health and regulating cholesterol triglyceride levels to name a few.

More so, making these protein bombs even more beneficial to your health they contain Cocoa, which is proven to have a higher anti-oxidant capacity than red wine. Cocoa helps to reduce blood pressure by improving your blood flow by aiding the process of nitric acid. The flavanoids in Cocoa also help to improve oxygen flow to your brain therefore helping you think better too.

These delicious snacks also contain peanut butter, giving you an extra source of protein, natural vitamins, minerals and other health compounds. Because it contains folate, vitamin E, resveratrol and magnesium it can help fight heart disease. 

Below are the ingredients and the recipe for these amazingly nutritious protein bombs.

Please note this recipe contains Nuts.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Makes 1-10 balls.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, first adding the protein, flaxseed and cocoa.
  2. Add the required amount of water (remember you can always add more).
  3. Mix well and add the peanut butter. Again, mix well and add any extra ingredients and mix.
  4. Separate into balls any size you desire. Enjoy!
Protein Balls + Ingredients

Protein Balls + Ingredients

Nutritional Information – Per Ball (making 10 balls)

Carbohydrates – 0.92g
of which sugars – 0.15g

Protein – 5.02g

Fibre – 0.6g

Fat – 2.38g
of which saturates – 0.53g
of which polyunsaturates – 0.3g
of which monounsaturates – 0.06g

Calories – 45.2g

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author: Tom

Tom has been in the fitness industry for over 8 years. He is qualified in functional movement, Kettlebells, Boxercise, Nutrition and many other qualifications. Tom is also the founder and director of ActivityX. For more information on Tom, see his trainer profile.

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