Chickpea Protein Balls made with healthy ingredients like peanut butter and protein powder are perfect for a dessert or post workout treat.
These easy chickpea protein balls taste like bites of raw chocolate chip cookie dough and are Vegan, Gluten Free and Sugar Free too.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management, and reducing the risk of several diseases. The protein and fiber in chickpeas help keep your appetite under control. Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein.
Some studies have suggested that the quality of the protein in chickpeas is better than that of other types of legumes. That is because chickpeas contain almost all the essential amino acids, except for methionine. Chickpeas have a low-calorie density. This means they provide few calories relative to the amount of nutrients they contain. Chickpeas are incredibly easy to include in your diet. Chickpeas are a great stand-in for meat in soups, stews, and curries.
Looking for a change from the usual turkey and cheese sandwiches? With smashed chickpeas as the base, you can make a killer vegetarian sandwich that will make you forget the meat at first bite. Looking for a crunchy snack to replace potato chips? Toss your chickpeas in oven-safe cooking oil, salt and spices, and roast until they are crispy!
I really hope you guys love these Chickpea Protein Balls! I love making a batch at the beginning of the week and packing one with my lunch or enjoying one as an afternoon snack to hold me over until dinner.
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