Thursday, September 25, 2014

High Fibre Chocolate Protein Balls

Poo balls. Well, thats what I'm calling them. I made these little healthy chocolate balls to increase the fibre in my diet. I hope to god that it works!! Everything in these little balls of goodness is high in fibre and have numerous health benefits!

First up, Cocao powder. Its amazing. Not only for making these balls taste like christmas day but for the health benefits such as:

   An excellent source of antioxidants
   Contains one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium
   One ounce has an amazing 9 grams of fibre
   One ounce contains 4 grams of protein 
   One ouch contains 6% of daily value of iron
   Contains over 300 compounds includes calcium, protein, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron
   Super high concentration of antioxidants
   Contains 4 different neurotransmitters that promotes a positive outlook and acts as an anti-depressant
   Contains essential fatty acids which help to decrease appetite
   Can help to decrease appetite
   Can help to decrease blood pressure

Next is chia seeds:

   Excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids - 700% more than salmon
   Contains 500% more calcium than milk
   More antioxidents than flaxseeds or blueberries
   Excellent source of dietary fibre with 6g
   Contains 20% of easily digestible protein

Almond meal/flour:

   Helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
   A natural energy booster
   Loaded with protein, calcium and fibre
   High in antioxidants
   Can help to reduce the risk of heart disease

Coconut Oil:

   Super high in lauric acid
   Rich in antioxidants
   Contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
   Helps to improve metabolism
   Improves cholesterol levels

Seseame Seeds:

   High in calcium at 35% daily value
   Excellent antioxidant
   Daily value of 44% manganese and 31% magnesium
   Daily value of 73% copper and 29%iron
   Helps to reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol

Protein Powder:

   Facilitates muscle toning and endurance
   Antioxidants, vitamins and mineral
   Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free
   18.8g of protein per serve (the drink made up, not the balls)
   High protein, low fat, low carbs

Because these babies have protein and coconut oil, they will fill you up for longer and keep you satisfied. Increased fibre in the diet also contributes to numerous health benefits including keeping regular and lowering cholesterol. 

There are so many possibilities with these! They are awesome! You can roll them in anything you like for even more of a benefit - Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, carob powder, cacao nibs, chia seeds, coconut (i used this) or even hemp seeds.

These are the exact ingredients that i used, you can change brands and use organic for added benefits.

Recipe below!


I cup of almond flour/meal (I used meal)
I scoop (or serving) of chocolate protein powder (any brand, i used BODY - shaping protein for women)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup nut butter (i used almond and chia)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup (i didn't have this so i used extra coconut oil)

Combine all ingredients, roll in balls and roll in preferred coating. 

These will make 10 large balls or 20 small balls
Keep in the fridge! 


  1. and how'd you go? the extra fibre do the trick? ;-P

  2. Ha ha no, unfortunately it didn't and I am doomed for life!