Key Lime Pie Protein Balls

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Snacks on snacks on snacks! That’s pretty much what I think of whenever I hear that it’s back to school season. (I was a HUGE snacker back in the day, but now not so much.) Except when it comes to protein balls! I love experimenting with flavors for these because it really seems like the possibilities are endless. AND every now and then you come up with a winning flavor that you just can’t stop thinking about. That would be these Key Lime Pie Protein Balls!

I love making protein balls because most recipes only call for 5-6 ingredients, all of which I usually have on hand. (And did I mention, all CHEAP ingredients too?!) Easy + cheap + tastes freakin’ delicious = a win in my book!

I used almonds and cashews in this recipe because they’re a little more plain tasting than other nuts, but feel free to use your favorite instead. I imagine pecans or walnuts would be fantastic with this too!

To store these, just place them in a ziplock bag or tupperware and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat! They should last for about one week. I would NOT suggest freezing the though! The texture will be little off after they thaw.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Limes have a plethora of health benefits! Some benefits include improved digestion, weight loss, reduced respiratory disorders, and boosted immunity! It also aids in skincare, hair care, and eye care and may even help lower the risk of developing cancer.

By Anna Lee
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Key Lime Pie Protein Balls

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Servings: 23 Balls

Ingredients

½ cup almonds

½ cup cashews

½ cup coconut

2 limes, juiced

1 tablespoon lime zest (from about 2 limes)

9 dates, soaked & pitted 

 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place the almonds, cashews and coconut in a food processor and pulse until they’re finely ground.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse again until smooth.
  3. Take 1 tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. Place on a tray that’s been lined with parchment. Repeat with the remaining mixture until all balls are formed.
  5. Sprinkle extra lime zest over the tops of each ball before storing.
  6. If rolling in coconut: Pour coconut shreds in a bowl. Take one ball and roll it in the coconut until all the times are covered. Set aside. Repeat with remaining balls.
Place the almonds, cashews and coconut in a food processor and pulse until they’re finely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse again until smooth. Take 1 tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball. Place on a tray that’s been lined with parchment. Repeat with the remaining mixture until all balls are formed. Sprinkle extra lime zest over the tops of each ball before storing. If rolling in coconut: Pour coconut shreds in a bowl. Take one ball and roll it in the coconut until all the times are covered. Set aside. Repeat with remaining balls.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 138; Total Fat: 9 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 128 mg; Potassium: 125 mg; Carbohydrate: 15 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 10 g; Protein: 3 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 12%; Vitamin A: 1%; Iron: 2%; Calcium: 1%

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