Very SWEET! Almost, any dried fruit ball should be thought of as a treat or a desert. Try making your own so you can control the #’s. Remember, by using the least amount of fruit for flavor & increasing the protein powder & coconut oil the #’s will improve.
CAUTION: If fruits or sugars trigger cravings for you, do not add this
QUICK PREP HINTS:
Make extra and freeze! Try adding ground flax seed or psyllium husks for more fiber. These are very sweet and flavorful. Try decreasing the # of apricots used for even lower carbs!
- 8-9 dried unsweetened apricots
- ¼ c vanilla flavoured whey protein powder
- ¼ c unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ c coconut oil
- ¼ c sliced almonds
- ¼ t maple extract
- ¼ t cinnamon
Makes 12 balls, serving size is 2 balls
While melting the coconut oil on low heat (or in the microwave on 50% power for 60-90 sec), combine all other ingredients in a food processor and blend. Once coconut oil is melted, add and blend well. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes and then shape into balls. May store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
per SERVING (2 balls): 2.2 g protein, 7 g NET carbohydrates, 16 g fat
*may vary pending brand of ingredients used