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Forget protein supplements for weight loss. Try these protein laddus instead

Published on:18 December 2019, 15:28pm IST
If you have been experimenting with protein supplements for weight loss, then this protein laddu recipe is made especially for you.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Maybe give these protein laddus a chance. Image courtesy: Vancha Srivastava

Are you also juggling between egg whites and shakes when it comes to level up your protein quotient?

Well, that’s so old school and let’s face it — boiled eggs are just boring. But is there a healthier and yummier solution?

You won’t believe your eyes ladies but the answer is a big YES. Today we are giving you a protein alternative that’s not just tasty but has a high nutrient quotient as well.

Presenting, the protein laddu!

protein laddu
Image courtesy: Vancha Srivastava

Stunned? All we can say is that desi rocks babe! When you can eat a protein bar, then why not a protein laddu to muscle up and shed fat?

Also read: A cup of cinnamon water a day can keep the weight gain away. Here’s how you can brew it

Enough talking now let’s get down to business.

Ingredients
½ cup almonds
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup cashew nuts
½ cup smooth unsweetened peanut butter
½ cup raw organic honey
2 tablespoon grounded flax seeds
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla essence

Preparation
1. Dry roast all the dried fruits (almonds, walnuts, and cashew nuts) in a pan. Let them cool for about half an hour. Once they’re cool enough to touch, put them in a mixer and grind till you get a fine powder.

2. Take a bowl and combine the dried fruit powder with peanut butter, honey, flax seeds, cocoa powder, and vanilla essence. Stir the batter till all the ingredients are properly mixed and you reach the desired consistency.

3 Take small portions of the mix in your hand and roll into balls.

Adding nuts and seeds to these yummilicious laddus will give a body to this desi popper and you can easily steer away from those hunger pangs. Plus just pop one in and you are energised for the day. And well we all know how beneficial these nuts are.

But there is more in store, have a look.

Protein laddus are an excellent post-workout option
We all bugged by those pushy trainers who will try every trick in their hat so that you opt for that artificial food or protein supplements. It’s time to tell him to shove off. Because you now know the natural way to up your protein intake without spending exorbitant amounts on powders that–let’s be real–aren’t exactly very forthcoming when it comes to disclosing ingredients.

It’s a win, win situation ladies
So this weekend leave whatever you are doing. Just spare 20 minutes and make these protein balls! And if someone tells you that healthy isn’t yummy then make them eat these too.

Well, ladies now you have both taste as well as health — so just go full throttle and give this healthy bites a shot.

Recipe: Vancha Srivastava

1 Comment

  1. U must also add all oil seeds for further enchancement along with unpolished white sesame seeds n roasted groundnuts.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.