Hello and welcome everyone to another episode of Cooking with Fey!
Today I will show you how to make some delicious and easy high protein breakfast balls. This tasty breakfast is high in both protein and healthy fats, while being vegan and gluten free. Foods such as this are great for those of us with heart conditions, and this recipe is low enough in sugar for diabetics to enjoy.
Those of us with heart conditions can benefit from the healthy fats in this recipe because these fats may help lower our blood cholesterol. Having high cholesterol is bad for many reasons, but one of the main ones is that high cholesterol can cause a buildup of plaque in your arteries- which could lead to nasty conditions like heart attacks or stroke. To prevent this, make sure your diet is full of monounsaturated fats instead of the harmful saturated and trans fats. Remember it this way, fats from plants or nuts are generally good for you, while fats from animals or chemically processed things from a lab are worse for your heart.
Protein is great to help muscles (like your heart) heal and repair. So be sure you are getting enough of this vital macro-nutrient in your diet. If you have questions about how much protein you should be eating in a day, just message me and I would be more than happy to help.
Additionally, this recipe is low enough in sugar to be a good choice for diabetics as well.
To make this recipe yourself at home, you will need the following ingredients:
- 3/4 cup vegan protein powder
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup or agave)
- 2 Tbsp flaked or shredded coconut (feel free to toast the coconut if you’d like)
- 2 Tbsp Hemp hearts or diced nuts
If you’d like to make this recipe into balls like I did, simply mix these ingredients together and shape the mixture into balls with your hands. These yummy treats will keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator all week for a delicious breakfast on the go.
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