These espresso protein balls are a great morning snack. Packed with protein, fiber and a little kick of caffeine makes these little bites a healthy treat option.
Mid-morning after a workout is a perfect time for an espresso protein ball snack. They are easy to pack and quick to eat if you’re in a hurry to get to your next meeting or phone call during a busy workday. You can also freeze them, what could be easier!?
Protein and complex carbohydrates are a great macronutrient pair to help keep you full and satisfied. Maintaining lean muscle mass is an important goal for most people (pretty much everyone, unless you are into muscle wasting and not being able to walk when you’re 80). It’s good to know what your macronutrient goals are to make sure you are getting balanced snacks and meals.
Espresso Protein Ball Nutrition:
Whey Protein: has high levels of essential amino acids and BCAAs, including almost 3 grams of leucine! Protein helps start the recovery process and aids in maintaining lean muscle mass after long hard workouts.
Oats: are rich in carbs and fiber (soluble), but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. They are very high in many vitamins and minerals.
Espresso: The main active compound in coffee is the stimulant caffeine. It can cause a short-term boost in energy levels, brain function, metabolic rate and exercise performance. I use coffee as pre-workout.