It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things easy. Call it ingenuity, call it entrepreneurial, call it lazy. But when I find a quick way of doing something awesome, I think that’s pretty much gold, right? Here I thought this other protein ball recipe was easy. It still involved blending stuff up, but hey, it wasn’t too hard! But looky here, my pretties. Here’s another equally delicious and healthy protein ball recipe.. with. no. blending. whatsoever.
Just die, and go to heaven already.
Incidentally, I don’t have gestational diabetes. For those who aren’t in the know, gestational diabetes can develop when you’re pregnant, because your body just isn’t metabolising sugar fast enough. We don’t really care what it is (secretly, we do care), but if you do have it (and most women are tested around 28 weeks gestation) you get your ass hauled into a dietician’s office where they pummel you with a strict and diabolically boring diet for the remainder of your pregnancy. No carbs, no sugar and sometimes, they need you to poke your finger with a needle throughout the day to check your blood sugar. How ghastly. But ok, fine, it’s all for the health of wee bubs. And yes, I would have done it all if I had tested positive.
But I didn’t! And so all that sugar I ate leading up to my test a couple of weeks ago (you know, just in case I couldn’t eat any more sugar for three months) was futile but oh so delicious nonetheless.
|Almond and chocolate protein balls|
|250g almond meal
50g dark chocolate, chopped finely
3 heaped scoops vanilla protein powder
6 tablespoons macadamia nut or coconut oil
9 tablespoons almond milk (or regular milk)
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
|Makes about 15-18 balls.|