Protein Power Balls
This recipe is a simplified version from my 80/20 cookbook that only takes 5 minutes to make. I normally make up a batch beginning of the week because it’s a fantastic grab and go snack or mini power meal if I’m rushing around or to satisfy any sugar cravings when the 4 O”Clock munchies hit.
These protein packed power balls are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system, also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates. The cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stablilze blood sugar levels. If you can’t have nuts, I would grind up some lovely sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds then throw them in the mix in place of the almonds. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
330 g raw whole almonds or walnuts
60g Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI or Organic Pea Protein - I used our Native Chocolate WPI
20 fresh dates, pitted
3 generous tablespoons Naked Chocolat or cacao powder
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
coconut, goji berry, cacao, nuts for rolling
Throw almonds into the food processor with cinnamon, protein powder, a little orange zest and naked chocolat then process until the mix looks crumbly.
Add dates, vanilla extract then process again until the mix starts to come together.
Add a splash of water if you need to so that mixture is soft and forms a soft ball.
Form into 14 decent sized balls.
Roll in coconut or any other of my suggested coatings and store in the fridge until you feel like a snack or quick meal on the run.
Store in the fridge for upto 4 weeks if they last that long.
Nutrition: makes 14 total
Protein: 8.2 g protein
Carbs: 7.6 g
Total Fat: 12 g
Saturated: 0.9 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
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