Keep These in Your Freezer For a Quick Post-Workout Treat

Sipping on a protein shake after a workout is a great way to help your muscles recover| but if you’re not careful| you could be consuming so many calories that you end up gaining weight. For a lighter| more portable post-workout snack| roll up some nutty homemade protein balls made with a high-protein secret ingredient.

These are made without protein powder| so they’re perfect if you’re not a fan or it’s not an ingredient you keep in your kitchen.

The protein in these bites comes from cottage cheese| raw almonds| and rolled oats. With a touch of cinnamon and maple syrup| these balls that you pop in the freezer taste more like an after-workout bite of cherry cheesecake. Each ball contains 78 calories and offers 3.7 grams of protein.

Cherry Almond Coconut Protein Balls

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Cherry Almond Coconut Protein Balls

Cherry Almond Coconut Protein Balls

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds1 cup cottage cheese1 tablespoon maple syrup1 teaspoon cinnamon1 cup rolled oats1/4 cup unsweetened coconut1/4 cup dried cherries| chopped