Kale & Chocolate Protein Balls

Kale & Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls - #vegan, #lowcarb, #paleo and completely #sugarfree!!

I love bliss balls.

They’re such an easy snack to make and keep very well both in the fridge and freezer. If I’m rushing out the door or know I’ll be out all day, I’ll throw one into a small jar and stash it in my purse.

Problem is most of the protein balls I’ve had have been more of a sweet treat than anything else, always having loads of dates, which, although being delicious, also make it quite high in natural sugar. With that in mind, there is no added sugar, natural or otherwise, so these protein balls are not on the sweet side. They are delicious none-the-less, but if you do feel you need extra sweetness then go ahead and add some maple syrup or dates.

Kale & Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls - #vegan, #lowcarb, #paleo and completely #sugarfree!!       Kale & Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls - #vegan, #lowcarb, #paleo and completely #sugarfree!!

Also, we’re adding kale.

Yes, with the chocolate. No, I haven’t lost it.

Go with me on this one. Adding kale to bliss balls might not be that standard either, but hey, I’m always looking into new ways to add more greens so why not this way! You can’t really taste it, as the almond butter and cacao do a great job of making these protein balls taste indulgent and moorish.

For those of you trying to avoid carb-y snacks, these chocolate protein balls are exactly what you need!

Kale & Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls - #vegan, #lowcarb, #paleo and completely #sugarfree!!

Chocolate & Kale Protein Bliss Balls
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Serves: 16
  • 1 cup kale leaves, stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 6 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 scoop (around 2 tablespoons) protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon greens powder
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Cacao nibs and activated buckwheat, to roll
  1. Place the kale leaves and walnuts into the processor and pulse until broken down.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and again pulse until you have a thick consistency that holds it's shape when squeezed together.
  3. Roll into balls with your hands and roll in the cacao nibs and/or buckwheat.
  4. Place in the fridge or freezer to set and enjoy!