Thanksgiving is over.
Officially… we’re still celebrating!
I am of the belief that you cannot begin with the Christmas festivities until Thanksgiving has passed. And – for the love of god – don’t even think about Christmas before Halloween!
Now that we’re officially past Thanksgiving, I bring you Christmas Balls. I’m not trying to discriminate and leave out Hanukkah… but I couldn’t get through a blog post about blue balls. So these strangely good (for you) balls are red. Red Velvet, in fact.
I made these with my favorite flower-sender in mind. Side note: the flower sender is hereby known as Vegas, as that is where the flowers originate.
Vegas loves red velvet cake. Since I’m in Arizona with Vegas this Thanksgiving holiday (how’s that for confusing?) and these days my favorite activity is making Vegas smile, I bring you post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas balls.
Not just any balls though! These red velvet-y delights are protein-packed and get their red tint from… beets! How’s that for strange?
In conclusion, Vegas and I wish you a pre-Merry Christmas (and Hanukkah) from Arizona the day after Thanksgiving.
Now, bust out your healthy balls and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Red Velvet Protein Balls
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Growing Naturals Rice)
- 1 T coconut flour
- 1 scoop Cocoa Cardio*
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp honey
- 1/2 T coconut oil
- 4 Drops Capella Flavor Drops, Cake Batter (or 1/4 tsp vanilla)
- 1/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Combine wet ingredients. Mix in wet, adjusting milk as needed.
Roll into roughly 4 balls. Put in freezer for
your own safety storage.
Note: I order my Cocoa Cardio on iHerb (use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order!). If you don’t have beet powder, you can use tsp beet powder and 1 T cocoa powder. You can also use pureed beets here, but you’ll probably need to cut the milk in half (I haven’t tried it).
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
I can’t write about balls without giving Lindsay a shout out. Thanks for inspiring me daily, my baller brother!
Do you ban and Christmas (or Hanukah) celebrations until after Turkey Day?
What is your favorite ball flavor?