Salem and I sure do love munching on a few Schweddy balls before a workout. They have lots of protein, healthy fats and are great as a snack and keep us going throughout a workout.

I originally picked up this recipe here.

While I like the original recipe, I always have to change things up a bit. I’ve decided to include a few pictures along with the recipes in order to gauge if you are getting the right consistencies as consistency is key with this recipe.

Here is the finished product – Chocolate and peanut butter (on the left) as well as Vanilla-almond (on the right).

Chocolate and peanut butter Schweddy balls
Yield = 3 balls – 2 for men, 1 for women
Ingredients
-2 Tbspn natural peanut butter, creamy/smoothe
-2 Tbspn honey
-Splash of vanilla extract
-1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
-1-2 Tbspn grated coconut
-1 Tbspn slivered or chopped almonds

Putting it together:
1- Using a fork, mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract in a bowl.
2- Add in the protein powder and mix again until the whole mix comes together in a crumbly mess. To test the consistency, put some of the mix in your hand and try to form it into a ball. If too moist, add in a bit of protein powder. If too dry, add in either a bit more peanut butter or honey.
3- Mix in the grated coconut and almonds.
4- Divide your mix into 3 equal parts and form into balls. You will have to compress them a bit.
5- Store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to be eaten. If transporting, please put your balls into a sturdy container – they are fragile!

Vanilla-almond Schweddy balls
Yield = 3 balls – 2 for men, 1 for women
Ingredients
-2 Tbspn natural peanut butter, creamy/smoothe
-2 Tbspn honey
-Splash of almond extract
-1 tspn Torani sugar-free vanilla syrup
-1/2 cup vanilla or plain protein powder
-1-2 Tbspn grated coconut
-1 Tbspn slivered or chopped almonds

Putting it together:
1- Using a fork, mix peanut butter, honey, almond extract and vanilla syrup in a bowl.
2- Add in the protein powder and mix again until the whole mix comes together in a crumbly mess. To test the consistency, put some of the mix in your hand and try to form it into a ball. If too moist, add in a bit of protein powder. If too dry, add in either a bit more peanut butter or honey.
3- Mix in the grated coconut and almonds.
4- Divide your mix into 3 equal parts and form into balls. You will have to compress them a bit.
5- Store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to be eaten. Again, if transporting your balls, please be cautious and put them into a sturdy container – they are fragile!




Some other flavour options I am contemplating:
– Chocolate and cinnamon
– Cinnamon-raisin
– Raspberry-chocolate
– Pina-collada