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How to Pimp Your Protein Snacks – To Get You Through Study

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Need some yummy and healthy snacks to get you through study? High protein snacks made with wholefoods are awesome for helping you focus, by keeping you feeling fuller for longer and offer a consistent slow release of energy.

If you are on a budget or want to be sure that your not snacking on high sugar snacks the protein balls you buy over the counter may not be quite right for you... whilst they look amazeballs, they can be very expensive and you don't know exactly what is in them.

Funch's Protein Ball and Bliss Ball Mixes are your answer! The offer a great range of flavours, are a good source of plant-based protein and are full of wholefoods. 

Funch makes making your own protein balls SIMPLE. There is no baking, no blending - you only need 2 readily available ingredients. So even if you are kitchen-newbie, they will be easy to make! 

What is even better, as you can add whatever ingredients you like, you can pimp your protein ball to your prefered flavour, and to help keep you zooming through your study. 

Each of these recipes with makes about 10-15 Protein Balls. Pack into snack packs of a couple of Protein Balls per sandwich bag and then leave them in the fridge or freezer, ready as your grab-and-go snack over the following days/weeks. 

Recipe Hack #1 - Source of Caffeine without a Cup of Coffee

Chocolate + Chia Protein Balls WITH A Shot of Coffee

YOU WILL NEED

Options: 

  • Swap 1/4 cup Rice Syrup with 1 cup fresh dates, pitted and softened
  • Swap 1/4 cup Rice Syrup with 1/4 cup of Honey or Maple Syrup (much sweeter)
  • Swap 1/4 cup Coconut Oil with 1/4 cup Warm Water
  • Swap 1 tbs ground Coffee Beans with 1-2 tsp Matcha Powder

To Prepare Dates 
Pit dates and then combine with 2 tbs of water in a microwave for 1-2 minutes. Once soft mash with a fork

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients
  2. Using hands, roll mixture portion (approx 1 tbs) into tight balls
  3. Optional - roll in desiccated coconut

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before consuming. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Also suitable to freeze.

TIP: Wearing plastic gloves makes rolling your balls much easier

Recipe Hack #2 - Invigorating and Refreshing 

Vanilla + Coconut Protein Balls WITH a touch of Lemon

YOU WILL NEED

Options: 

  • Swap 1/4 cup Rice Syrup with 1/4 cup of Honey or Maple Syrup (much sweeter)
  • Swap 1/4 cup Coconut Oil with 2 tbs Warm Water
  • Swap 1/4 cup Rice Syrup with 1 cup Dates, pitted and mashed

To Prepare Dates 
Pit dates and then combine with 2 tbs of water in a microwave for 1-2 minutes. Once soft mash with a fork

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients
  2. Using hands, roll mixture portion (approx 1 tbs) into tight balls
  3. Optional - roll in desiccated coconut

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before consuming. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Also suitable to freeze.

TIP: Wearing plastic gloves makes rolling your balls much easier

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