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