I’m always looking for tasty and healthy snack ideas to take to work and Mango Bliss Balls are just the ticket. They take just 10 minutes to make in food processor and are a great alternative to processed sugary store bought snacks. These Mango Balls contain no refined sugars and are made with all natural ingredients
What Type of Mango Is Good For Mango Bliss Balls?
For this mango balls recipe, I chose to use dried mango which I found in the health food aisle at my supermarket. Mango generally is quite sweet and when it’s dried the sweetness intensifies, so there is no need to any additional sweetener in this recipe.
And while there are natural sugars in mangoes, they are much better for us than the sugars found in cakes, donuts and muffins we get from the bakery. Another great thing about mangoes is that they are low in calories, full of fibre and a great source of vitamins A and C. But sometimes eating a mango may not practical given where you are, that’s where portable snacks come in.
Mango bliss balls are the way to go. Easy. No Fuss and totally portable in a cute little container in your handbag without any mess.
How To Make Mango Balls
- You’ll need the following ingredients: dried mango, goji berries, macadamias (or cashews), coconut oil, unsweetened shredded coconut, cashew spread, vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence, water and your favourite whey protein powder.
- Pop all ingredients into a food processor of high speed blender and blitz until combined
- Roll into balls (about 16 to 18)
- Roll in additional shredded coconut
- Store in an air tight container for upto 5 days
Can you Freeze Mango Protein Balls?
Yes! If you aren’t able to eat them all within 5 days, grab some silicone ziplock bags and pop a few dried mango balls in each. Write the date and what they are and freeze for upto 4 weeks. To defrost, take them out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge so they’ll be ready as you head out the door in the morning.
What Protein Powder Do You Use In Mango Protein Balls
I have tried many different protein powders in my no bake recipes, and even my baked recipes. I’ve tried whey protein powders, pea protein powders, whey in my opinion taste alot better. There is also alot of variation between the different brands of whey protein powders and after all my experimentation, my favourite one is Bare Blends Whey Protein Isolate available on amazon.
I love this product because:
- it’s made by an Australian company
- it’s 100% natural, free of anything artificial or nasty
- it’s Premium whey protein isolate from grass-fed cows
- it’s easily digestible
- it’s gluten free, sugar free, and low lactose
- and it tastes amazing!
If you’re making mango protein balls, or any other type of protein balls, I highly recommend this one if you have no dietary restrictions. It’s also great in smoothies and as a general protein shake to pick you up mid afternoon.
If you’re looking for more on information on the different types of protein powders, heck out this article from healthline: The 7 Best Types of Protein Powders.
These mango protein balls are a bite sized kick of energy that you can take anywhere. They’re chewy, moist, made all natural ingredients and no refined sugars, honey or syrups. If you’re struggling to find snacks to take to the office, or to have before or after your gym workout, these are a great idea, and so simple to make in your food processor or high speed blender.
Who wouldn’t love a mango balls recipe that is summery, tropical and just perfect any time of the day. Just the thing to have on hand when you’re craving something sweet but healthy.
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Mango Bliss Balls
- Using a food processor, blend together all the ingredients at once until a sticky dough is formed
- Using hands, roll into bite sized balls and then roll in desiccated coconut if you like
- Store mango balls in an airtight container in the fridge on greaseproof paper to avoid sticking. They will keep for upto a week.
- FREEZER TIP: If you aren't able to eat them all within 5 days, grab some silicone ziplock bags and pop a few dried mango balls in each. Write the date and what they are and freeze for upto 4 weeks.
- To defrost, take them out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge so they'll be ready as you head out the door in the morning.
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