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The Power of a Protein Ball

The Power of a Protein Ball

Research shows that consuming a protein snack within an hour of a resistance workout assists with muscle recovery.

While throwing a steak on the barbie is not always an option (nor a prefernce) post work out, what we need is an easily accessible, tasty and convinent snack, packed with quality protein...think protein balls! 

The secret to a good protein ball recipe is its protein content. A well designed protein ball can be loaded with as much as 10 grams of protein per serve! A 100gm egg has 13gm!! 

Now, I’m not suggesting that protein balls replace eggs, but only that a good protein ball can satisfy both a sugar craving and a muscle boost. Those of you who have met with me know the immense benefits protein can bring to weight management! 

Now remember, NOT ALL protein balls are created equal.  Look for quality nutritionally dense ingredients and your balls will satisfy your sweet tooth and NOT your bottom line.

So, whether you’re eating a protein ball for a grab and go snack, a post workout protein hit or satisfying a sugar craving when the afternoon munchies hit, make sure they are laden with good quality protein and not empty sugars and refined carbohydrates.

An example of different recipes available:

Chocolate Ball                         v's      Chocolate Protein Ball

1 packet Marie biscuits                                   330 gm raw nuts

1 can condensed milk                                     60 g RAW protein powder

1 tbsp. Cocoa                                                  15 fresh dates, pitted

Desiccated coconut for rolling                        3 tbsp. raw cacao

                                                                        1 tsp vanilla paste

                                                                        1/2 tsp cinnamon

                                                                        Pinch sea salt

                                                                        1 Orange

                                                                        Coconut for rolling

Nutritional Comparison:

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**Saturated fats are a solid at room temperature, and if eaten in excess can contriubte to cardiovascular disease.

*Monounsaturated fats are a type of dietary fat that are liquid at room temperature, they are non-artery clogging and can have a positive effect on your health when eaten in moderation.

Watch out for these Protein Balls at the Core front desk. Coming soon for you to try.... Yum!

If you would like to know more about how protein can assist you achieve your weight management goals, please contact me on 0413 732 574 or speak to your PT.

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