Funch have a range of six different Protein Power Ball mixtures that make quick guilt-free treats for any occasion. A single pack of Funch Protein Ball Mix makes 15-20 balls that are high in protein, contain healthy fats, low GI carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. They are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
Today we are reviewing another one of the new additions to the Funch range of Superfood Healthy Snack premixes – Vanilla & Coconut.
The Vanilla and Coconut protein balls are subtly flavoured with the main ingredients including almond meal, coconut and vanilla pea protein powder. Funch products are made with pea protein isolate which is a 100% vegan protein source. Derived from peas, it is a hypo-allergenic pure protein (lactose and soy free). Pea protein is readily absorbed by the body making it excellent for post-workout muscle recovery. Pea protein is low in carbohydrates and fat. What makes it so great though is that pea protein is released into the body a lot slower than its rivals.
Some of the highlights of this particular Raw Pea Protein include:
- Rich in amino acids & Low G.I
- High alkalinity & high bioavailability
- Vegetable based protein with no added sugar
- Dairy free, gluten free & cholesterol free
- GMO free & vegan safe
- High digestibility
- Kosher & halal approved
The standard recipe is really simple to follow, with the amount of water added (between 2-3 tablespoons) being reflective in how soft your balls end up.
Alternative Recipe idea #1
I also made these Vanilla and Coconut balls with some chopped up toasted pecans or walnuts, giving it some great extra crunch. Both pecans and walnuts are a good compliment to this recipe both in taste and because they are high in fibre and antioxidants. They contain omega 3 fatty acids which help lower blood pressure and therefore reduce the risk of heart disease.
Alternative Recipe Idea #2
Another great option is to try adding a bit of lemon zest for an even stronger but awesome flavour hit.
Olivia Marshall obtained her Bachelor of Food and Nutrition from Deakin University. She is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys experimenting with different ingredients to create healthier food alternatives. Her goal is to inspire others to become the best version of themselves by leading a healthy and active lifestyle.