As a rock climber with a restrictive diet, I needed to find a portable, high-calorie, nutrient-dense snack to power me through multi-pitch climbs. Having a sensitivity to nuts, makes it hard for me to find a nutritious, portable snack that is not loaded with sugars and carbs. I wanted to find a recipe that was higher in fat and protein, but still yummy to eat while hanging on a belay 1000 feet off the ground! It is hard to take a photo worthy picture of food balls, but I promise you- these are delicious and super easy to make!
The best thing about these treats is how modifiable they are. I chose to use these ingredients, but feel free to play around with it!
3 scoops collagen peptides
2 tablespoons gelatin
1/2 cup coconut butter (softened, but not melted
1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes, unsweetened (more if desired)
3/4 cup tigernut flour
1/2 medium very ripe banana (frozen is great, but will need to be thawed)
2 tablespoons coconut oil (not melted!)
Cinnamon for topping (option)
Water for consistency
Here's how to do it:
Mash the banana, throw all other ingredients except for the water into a bowl and mix. Add water for desired consistency. Form into balls and if you want, roll the balls in more coconut flakes to make the perfect formation. Put on a plate and let cool in the fridge. You can also freeze them if you will be traveling or adventuring in the outdoors. It is SERIOUSLY that easy!
This recipe will make about 10-11 "energy balls." One balls yields approximately 14 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein. Enjoy!!