A melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate shell enrobing a soft, chewy mint chocolate center, speckled with brown rice crispies for a satisfying crunch. Who said getting in your protein had to be boring?
Thanksgiving is officially over. T-minus two days until December. It’s time for footie pajamas, Christmas movies, and chugging hot chocolate ’till your stomach aches. As if you can’t tell, I’m pretty pumped 😉 . I’m even more excited that I get to share this incredible minty chocolate protein treat that will get you in the holiday mood while helping you build muscles.
A win, win all around, am I right?
Staying balanced over the holidays doesn’t have to be hard. You can sneak a little protein and superfood goodness into anything thanks to Ka’Chava Tribe Protein Powder. These Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls are the perfect treat to bring to a party and share with friends or to fuel up with before a snowy run.
I know I’m not alone in my obsession with Thin Mints. Back in the day, I could definitely down a roll of those bad boys myself. I’m pretty sure Girl Scouts lace their cookies with unicorn dreams because they’re freaking magical.
I may not have unicorn dreams on my side, but I do have Chocolate Ka’Chava Tribe Protein Powder. Basically the same thing, no 😉 ? The dense, chewy mint chocolate texture of the is perfectly complimented by the light, airy brown rice crisps, making the filling absolutely irresistible. Top it off with the chocolate coating and it will make you swoon.
Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls
Recipe from Pilates, Pearls, and Peanut Butter
Makes 24 1/2 Tbsp sized balls
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Ka’Chava Protein Powder (another vegan chocolate protein powder may be subbed)
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/8 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup honey (for a vegan option, sub another liquid sweetener- coconut nectar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup crispy brown rice cereal
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp+1 tsp honey
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
Cover a tray or large plate in parchment paper and set aside. Place all the filling ingredients, except for the crispy brown rice cereal, into a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until they start to ball up, forming a sticky, stretchy mixture and the oats have broken up. Next, add in the crispy brown rice cereal and pulse until it has incorporated, but be careful not to over pulse them, causing them to lose their texture. Roll into 1/2 Tbsp sized balls and place on the prepared tray or plate. There should be about 24 balls. Place them in the fridge to set.
First, combine the honey and melted coconut oil. Next, stir in the cacao powder until a smooth chocolate sauce has formed.
Individually dip the chilled, solid balls into the chocolate sauce and swirl them around until fully coated. Place the coated balls back on the parchment paper, and once all are done, place the plate or tray back in the fridge so the chocolate coating sets. They are be stored in the fridge. They can last up to 3 weeks refrigerated.
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I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a protein powder girl. Due to my headaches, I’m super sensitive to funky sweeteners and my stomach doesn’t handle them too well either. But, I’m so glad to share that I’ve found a powder perfect for athletes who have dietary restrictions or are looking for a pure source of fuel; headache or stomach problem free!
Here are the facts on Ka’Chava:
•There are over 70 superfoods & nutrients in every serving
•It has all your essentials – Protein (24g), Fiber (9g), Omega 3, Greens, Antioxidants, Probiotics, Adaptogens, and 26 Vitamins and Minerals
• It’s clean and pure – 100% vegan, gluten free, no dairy, no soy, no artificial ingredients, and no preservatives
• It’s available in two delicious flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla
Interested? I’ve got you covered 🙂 ! Use the code MEAH10 to get $10 off first orders.
Here’s to the holidays! I hope you try these Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls; I know you’ll absolutely love them 🙂 . If you do, be sure to let me know what you think.
As my sink full of dirty dishes reveals, I’ve got lots of amazing recipes coming your way, so stay tuned!
Let me know…
What’s your favorite holiday movie?
What’s your favorite way to sneak some health into desserts?
What’s your favorite holiday flavor (mint, gingerbread, eggnog, pumpkin, etc.)?
Enjoy the moment,
xoxo Meah <3
*Disclaimer* I am am so happy to say I am Ka’Chava Tribe ambassador, but all opinions are my own 🙂