Keto vegan protein balls

Keto vegan protein balls

Looking for a healthy plant-based replacement for meat that's low-carb and tastes amazing? Here it comes! It's super easy to make and it's great for meal prep. Serve with vibrant veggies and a delicious dairy-free sauce for the perfect vegan meal.

Keto vegan protein balls

Looking for a healthy plant-based replacement for meat that's low-carb and tastes amazing? Here it comes! It's super easy to make and it's great for meal prep. Serve with vibrant veggies and a delicious dairy-free sauce for the perfect vegan meal.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 225 g mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup 125 ml light olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup 125 ml (75 g) pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup 125 ml almonds
  • ¾ cup 175 ml vegan unflavored protein powder (pea protein)
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (50 g) chia seeds
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ cup 60 ml water
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Heat a large dry frying pan and roast the almonds and pumpkin seeds until lightly browned and fragrant. Put them in a food processor and pulse for a couple of minutes.
  3. Fry the mushrooms in a large frying pan in ⅓ of the olive oil until soft and moist. Add mushrooms in the food processor together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix for a couple of minutes. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  4. Shape the mixture into 1½ inch (4 cm) balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crispy. Serve warm, together with the side dish of your choice.

Can I freeze the vegan kebabs?

Yes, the vegan kebabs freeze well, so why not make a double batch and put the leftovers in the freezer for another day.

Vegan serving suggestions

This versatile recipe goes perfectly with all kinds of low-carb veggies and sauces.

Spice it up!

Why not add some extra flavour to the protein balls in the recipe above? The measurements below are based on 4 portions

Falafel
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground coriander seed

Italian
1 garlic clove, pressed
0,5 cup of chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp sugar-free tomato paste

Greek
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tbsp oregano
0,5 cup olives, finely chopped

Mexican
1 tbsp tex-mex seasoning
2 tsp onion powder
0,5 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Is protein powder really healthy?

Although we generally recommend choosing nonprocessed foods, vegans on a low-carb diet may find it very challenging to meet their daily protein needs through whole foods alone. Including plant-based protein powders can help bridge the protein gap while adding very few carbs.

A few organic, less-processed options are Garden of Life Organic Protein Powder, Foods Alive Organic Pea Protein Powder, and Jarrow Formulas Organic Pumpkin Seed Vegan Protein Powder.

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