SUPER PROTEIN BALLS (RAW)
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Raw, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free
Every decade has it’s popular foods and with the beginning of the twenty tens the phenomenon of the little bliss balls emerged. Also known as protein balls, dough balls, energy balls, protein truffles or the super cute version: amaze balls.
All raw, vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free - they are made of mostly nuts (any) and dried fruit. Added condiments like chocolate, vanilla, macca, cinnamon and coconut create distinctive high protein, low carb treats.
Only tools you will need are a food processor and your hands. There is no baking or preparing involved. Simply mix your ingredients together, form a ball and keep in the fridge or freezer. They are really really healthy snacks and little energy boosters for any time of the day and whilst you might feel you are eating a treat - you are - but you are not.
This recipe comes from my beautiful friend Sharon. We went for a mid Sunday morning visit to her house and she pulled these out of the freezer and served them with a cup of tea. The boys munched them down in one go and they instantly became my super pregnancy craving food. I asked her for the recipe and the answer was that she just throws all things yummy into her thermomix and - voila - gets these fabulous balls.
Luckily she made another batch and measured the ingredients so I can share this with you. There are a lot of different ingredients used but as per Sharon's original recipe - just work with what you have and simply substitute or double an amount until you have a wonderfully sticky tasting dough. (Yes, you can lick the bowl -
no eggs involved).
1.5 cups of mixed nuts
(You can use almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts)
1/2 cup of pumpkin pepitas
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flaxeeds
1/3 cup of chia seeds
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 - 1/2 cup of vanilla protein powder (use closer to half a
cup if you want a stronger
1/4 cup of maple syrup (use more if you want it sweeter)
1/3 cup of almond spread
1/3 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup of tahini
NOTE: If you are missing any of the nuts, seeds or nut butter ingredients simply replace with an ingredient you have. This recipe
is not set in stone except that it doesn't use any coconut oil or dried fruits.
Mix all the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until desired consistency.
The dough should not be too dry or sticky.
Shape mixture into balls.
Keep in a glass container in the fridge for up to two weeks or store in freezer for up to four months.
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