These Coconut Protein Buckeyes are a tasty no-bake, gluten-free and paleo friendly treat packed with collagen and healthy fats!
At first sight these may look like yet another scrumptious sweet treat that make you feel guilty even before you reach for one. But I will assure you that this treat is one you MUST reach for a bite of health that otherwise you would be missing. Big time!
I am talking about Collagen, the protein found in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. Collagen is often referred to as the glue that helps hold the body together.
As we age, our natural production of collagen drops which results in a loss of elasticity and flexibility, wrinkles, joint pain, hair discoloration, etc. This amounts to the natural process of aging, however adding collagen to our diet can help our bodies regenerate and slow down this process.
Ha! Now you see my point!!
Perhaps this bit of information is enough to take away the guilt out of pleasure 🙂 but there is more to know!
Another important component to this recipe are healthy fats (coconut flakes, coconut oil), which we all need. I am dead serious! Healthy fats are essential to give our body energy, to support cell growth, protect our organs, among many other benefits.
I often make protein balls, also called fat balls or energy balls, and keep them in my fridge as a go-to healthy snack post workout, to take with me on the road as we don’t always find healthy options when hunger strikes, or as a healthy treat whenever my body craves something sweet and tasty.
These Coconut Protein Buckeyes are a tasty no-bake, gluten-free, non-dairy and paleo friendly snacks, made with Vital Protein Collagen Peptides and healthy fats to keep your body nourished and your belly full longer.
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 4 scoops (1/3 cup) Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- coarse sea salt
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and fold to combine.
- Form into bite size balls and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips.
- Using two folks dip the coconut balls into the chocolate bowl, far enough to cover most of the surface. Gently move the coconut balls from fork to fork to allow the excess chocolate to drip. Place coconut buckeyes on plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all coconut balls are dipped in chocolate. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and refrigerate.
Disclosure: This post contain sponsored content but all opinions expressed here are my own.