There are two things that I cannot go without – coffee & chocolate! My favourite treat is a cappuccino with coconut milk; its creamy coffee goodness in a cup.. which got me thinking – could I optimise the nutritional benefits of this combination while keeping that amazing taste? Yes, in a cappuccino protein ball!
For this recipe I have used Coconut Manna which is basically the holy grail of vegan cooking. Packed full of protein and free from cholesterol and trans-fats, it is perfect for post-workout recovery, providing a steady release of energy while on the go, or for satisfying a sweet craving. If you’re not a coffee lover, why not try this recipe out with your favourite protein flavour and let us know how it tastes!
*Makes 8-10 Balls
Begin by mixing all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl, making sure that the oats and chia seeds are well dispersed.
2) Stir the coconut manna and maple syrup into the dry ingredients until all ingredients are combined and develop a flaky texture.
3) Add the coconut milk gradually and mix the ingredients together until they bind together. If your mixture
4) Time for the fun part – Use your hands to roll the mixture into individual balls.
5) Decorate by rolling the balls in desiccated coconut and sprinkling with cacao powder to give it a real cappuccino feel!
Recipe by Ailbhe Cooke in our Nourish Webstore