Simple, Clean and Lean Protein Balls Recipe

The 3pm slump is very real and often a barrier those in the fat-burning game battle to overcome. Rather than ignore your hunger pang and end up bingeing at dinner time, it’s crucial to find a nutrient-dense, processed-sugar-free snack to keep on hand when you’re ready to reach for the chocolate.

We asked Personal Trainer and Body Sculpting Expert Sally Matterson for a clean, lean snack recipe that is simple to prepare and will keep our appetite at bay until dinnertime. As it turns out, Sally is as good in the kitchen as she is in the weights room and she’s shared a recipe that delivers on every front…

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Protein Balls Recipe

Makes: 12 balls
Prep: 10mins
Macronutrient breakdown per serve (3 balls): Protein 24.1gms, Fats 56.6gms, Carbs 65.0gm


1 cup apricot
½ cup craison berries
½ goji berry mix
1 cup almonds
½ cup brazil nuts
1 ½ cup coconut flakes
1 ½ scoop WPI vanilla protein
¼ cup agave syrup
½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling


1. Using food processor or blender place in apricot, craison and goji berries and finally chop until it starts to ball or stick together

2. Add almonds, brazil nuts, vanilla protein, coconut flakes and agave

3. Combine until mixture comes together about 2-3mins

4. Roll into balls and coat with desiccated coconut

Sally says, “You will notice there is no mention of calories, I know shock horror, right? The focus should be on healthy protein targets for male and female along with getting good carbs and fats into your meal selections.”


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