Soft and fudgy, sweet and creamy, tangy and sweet, these blueberry cheesecake protein balls are perfect low carb snacks that you can make under 10 minutes, just with 5 ingredients!
Did you know?
Blueberries are native to America and were previously only found in the wild. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that a farmer in New Jersey finally found a way to domesticate blueberries. This fruit is now able to be reproduced and industrialized on a larger scale.
Blueberries are an awesome source of anthocyanin, which is what gives it its dark blue color. Not only that, blueberries are rich in one of our favorite immune boosters – vitamin C. Aside from protecting our immune system, blueberries can also help decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. Who says delicious food can’t be healthy?
Ingredients used to make this
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- Cream Cheese – I’ve tried using both dairy and vegan cream cheese made from almond milk, and both turn out delicious.
- Protein Powder – You can use any protein powder for this. I used a vanilla plant-based protein powder.
- Coconut Flour – you can use any brand of coconut flour for this recipe.
- Blueberry Mashed – I used fresh, and I finely mashed the blueberries with a fork (some chunks ok!)
- Monkfruit Sweetener, or sugar of choice – to add more sweetness if needed
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- You can use any berries of choice. Try raspberries, strawberries using this same recipe!
- Feel free to experiment with natural flavoring / extracts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn’t feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts, such as lemon extract
- Add chocolate chips of choice (white, dark, or mini chocolate chips) for a more indulgent version
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds and old-fashioned oats to add texture and nutrition. Even better, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chia seeds.
How to Store
- Store these protein balls covered in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
- Coconut flour and protein powders are all very different depending on brands, so if you find that the dough is too soft, add more coconut flour; if the dough is too thick, add a teaspoon or more of water, honey or liquid sweetener of choice.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Bites
- Mix all ingredients together. Add more coconut flour if the dough is too soft, add a teaspoon or more of puree, water, or almond milk if the dough is too thick*
- Roll the batter into tablespoon sized balls, refrigerate for 15 minutes to set