Maple Vanilla Latte Protein Balls
Okay… I am back! I had some “super fun” computer troubles and actually still do, but I am using my mom's laptop for the time being so I can keep writing and sharing recipes with you. I was inspired by my favorite latte from Juice Served Here (the Lido Cafe location) to make this recipe. The manager, Robert, makes these insanely tasty maple vanilla lattes that I just cannot live without! I’m so thankful that this Juice Served Here location isn't too far from us. And, Robert is a barista genius for making this latte. These Maple Vanilla Latte protein balls really taste almost like a cookie dough. The coffee flavor of the Nuzest protein powder mixed with the actual espresso really works nicely together. I wanted to make sure they taste just like the latte that I always order, and, boy, they really are spot on.
I love this protein powder from Nuzest because it tastes great and it's very, very low carb. There is no gluten, dairy or soy GMOs or artificial preservatives. It's 100% vegetable, low in carbohydrates and high in digestible protein. You can use my code KRYSTENSKITCHEN for a discount at checkout!
Vital Protein's Collagen Peptides is a something that I take every single day. I use it in my morning smoothie, my coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
it's great for your hair skin and nails. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is a primary building block of skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, joints, and cartilage. It is considered the "glue that holds the body together". When we get older, the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures start losing their strength. Collagen provides the building blocks for skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. Supplementing with collagen is a vital way to help your body rejuvenate and stay youthful. (Taken from Vital Proteins website) __________ INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup cashew butter 2 scoops Nuzest Creamy Cappuccino protein powder 2 TB maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup flax seed meal 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides 3/4 cups almond or cashew flour 2 TB espresso or coffee Directions In a large mixing bowl, using a fork, blend the cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla and espresso (or coffee) until creamy. In another bowl, mix your Nuzest Creamy Cappuccino protein powder, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, flax seed meal, and cashew flour. Slowly combine the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until it becomes a thick dough. Using a tablespoon or eyeballing it, roll the dough into 1.5-2TB balls. Optional - you could roll them in shredded coconut, chia seeds, cacao nibs, crumbled espresso beans or drizzle them with chocolate. Get creative with it! Refrigerate for at least an hour. They are best eaten cold. Store the protein balls in refrigerator. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a Maple Vanilla Latte from Juice Served Here.