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Protein Power Balls

This is a power packed protein ball recipe from my new cookbook. It’s loaded with protein at 10 grams per serve and also high in superfoods, therefore bursting with antioxidants. I normally whip up a batch at the beginning of the week because  it’s a fantastic grab and go snack if I’m rushing around  and need a little sustenance, or  purely just to satisfy any sugar cravings when the afternoon munchies hit.

What’s great about it:

Almonds are  rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radicals as well as protein to help sustain lean muscle and repair the body. Cocoa is the highest known antioxidant food on the planet. Rich in Magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, riboflavin and essential micronutrients for health and vitality. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps  to regulate blood sugar levels. Cinnamon can also help boost brain activity.

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ingredients (14 balls)

330 g raw whole almonds or walnuts
60g Pure Native WPI or Organic Pea Protein
20 fresh dates, pitted
3 generous tablespoons of raw cacao or my Naked Chocolat 
1 teaspoon natural vanilla paste
1/2 teaspoon ground  cinnamon
Pinch flaked sea salt
1 orange
Coconut, Goji berry, Cacao, Nuts, Healthy Chef Matcha for rolling

method

  1. Throw almonds into the food processor with cinnamon, protein powder, a little orange zest and naked chocolat, then process until the mix looks crumbly.
  2. Add the dates and vanilla extract then process again until the mix starts to come together.
  3. Add the juice of 1/2 orange if needed, so that mixture is soft and forms a soft ball.
  4. Form into 14 decent sized balls.
  5. Roll in coconut or any other of my suggested coatings and store in the fridge until you feel like a snack.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks if they last that long.
+ notes & inspiration +

Add 1 tablespoon of Healthy Chef Organic Superfood for a berry flavour and boost of antioxidants.

Blend 2 Power Balls with 1 cup of cold pressed almond milk or coconut water and frozen banana for the most delicious power packed smoothie.

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