Cake Batter Protein Balls for New Moms
I’m a sweet girl at heart, but I believe all new moms deserve a little piece of sweet bliss every now and then. Days and nights are busy, and you deserve a little treat – something delicious, yet something nutritious at the same time. That’s where these cake batter protein balls come in. I’ve partnered with Protiva, a collagen protein powder designed for prenatal and postpartum women, in creating these tasty little bites which take just minutes to make, and which are so great for on-the-go taste and nutrition.
Why is collagen protein important for pregnancy and/or milk supply?
Collagen makes up a majority of our skin and thus can help c-section recovery. Having adequate dietary protein has been linked to increasing (breast) milk supply. I know that when I had my babies, I was often overworked, not getting enough sleep, and definitely not thinking about my nutrition; it was all about baby. But the reality is, as new moms, our dietary intake is that much more important – especially our protein levels. So getting that bump of protein from these protein balls for new moms are just what the doctor ordered.
A recipe for cake batter protein balls for new moms - sweet bites that are simple to make and which provide adequate nutrition for strong milk supply.
In a bowl, mix together the protein, coconut flour and syrup. Stir in melted coconut oil and non-dairy milk. You may need to add a half a tablespoon more of the milk; you don't want your dough to be too think or dry. Think of cookie dough texture.
Place a bowl in the freezer to let them harden. Remove in 5 minutes and roll into balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Let me know if you get to try these out. Truth be told, even though I don’t have a little one anymore, I still love making these and enjoying them. I hope you do, too!:)