Healthy Snacks to Take on the Golf Course

Healthy, tasty snacks can be hard to come by at the golf course.  So it’s easy to get tempted by something sugary or salty when hunger strikes when you’re playing a round. That’s where protein balls recipes come in. These little guys are a favourite with the Golf & Tours Girls.  They’re filling, tasty, and packed with natural ingredients.

It takes as little as 10 minutes to whip up a batch at home, and some recipes use as few as three ingredients. Plus, you can freeze them, store them, and keep pop them into a container to slip into your golf bag.  The prefect healthy snacks to take on the golf course or to have as you are warming up.

Dark Chocolate Protein Balls

Healthy Snacks to Take on the Golf Course - Golf & Tours

Ingredients:
1/4 cup chia seeds
4 Tbsp. almond butter
3 Tbsp. protein powder
3 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder (or cacao powder to keep it raw)
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
1 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted, but not hot)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Additional 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together, either by hand or in the food processor. Roll the dough into 1-1/2″ balls and then roll each ball in shredded coconut. Pop in the refrigerator to firm up.

Cranberry Coconut Balls

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Ingredients:
1/3 cup sunflower seed butter (or almond/peanut butter)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp honey

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix with a spoon or spatula until evenly combined. You may end up using your hands to mix at the end.  Take about 1 tbsp portions and using your hands, roll the dough into little balls.

Energy Bites

Healthy Snacks to Take on the Golf Course - Golf & Tours

Ingredients:
1 cup Rolled oats
1/2 cup Almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/3 cup Honey
1/2 cup Chocolate chips
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Flax seeds, ground

Instructions:
just mix everything together and roll the dough into bite size balls. You can eat them immediately and/or keep them as Healthy Snacks to Take on the Golf Course. Delicious!!