VANILLA PROTEIN BALLS
I often get asked what my favourite snack recipes are and this one could be a strong contender at the moment… No joke guys – these are DIVINE! They are super easy to whip up and in batches and keep in the fridge as your go-to snacks for the week.
These little balls are a good source of protein and essential fats, making them an energy dense snack. If you are a snacker (like me), these are great to take on the go to help satisfy feelings of hunger in between meals.
Note: You will need a food processor or powerful blender.
- 150g tinned chickpeas (drained)
- 30g walnuts
- 40g almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 25g vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tbsp honey
- Cashew milk (add this gradually until you achieve the right consistency, details in method)
- 60g dark chocolate (optional)
METHOD (makes approx raw 10 balls)
- Add the nuts and chickpeas to your food processor and pulse until the nuts are ground down. Add the protein powder, cinnamon, coconut oil and honey and continue to blend. Start to add the cashew milk by tablespoons (1 at a time) until to achieve a thick and moulded texture, in which the ingredients is well bound.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop the mixture out into individual balls – using your hands to mould them.
- Place on a sheet of baking paper and allow to cool / set in the fridge for half an hour.
- If you are going to give your balls a chocolate coating, melt your chocolate and drizzle over the top of the balls and leave to set in the fridge for at least an hour.
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Good morning! I have been working on some new raw ball recipes for you guys and I kind of have to say I have perfected them! Apart from the irritable chocolate I normally cover them in, these balls are sugar free and packed with protein and healthy vitamins! They are also good for your gut health as I have used edible mud ( do not be put off by it, it is completely flavourless) and this is a little teaspoon of good bacteria for your body. I have also used one of my favourite products–> Rejuvenated H3O in which you can purchase on their website and use code “new” for a 10% discount! So do make sure you head over to their page to browse their lovely products.
Raw protein balls are probably one of my favourite things to make as they are perfect little healthy snacks to keep in the fridge- and they are super tasty! So today I am sharing 2 of my new recipes I have been working on which use the same foundation of ingredients but are different in taste. The primary flavours in the first recipe are vanilla and blueberry and the second recipe is vanilla and cinnamon. Both recipes are great sources of protein and are high in antioxidants.
Vanilla and blueberry protein balls
Vanilla and cinnamon protein balls
- 2/3 cup of ground almonds
- 3 level tablespoons of missfitsnutrition vegan vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon of edible mud
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 4 tablespoons of cashew milk
- 80g of either white or dark vegan chocolate (whichever is preferred)
- chopped hazelnuts to decorate (optional)
The method is very easy and can applied to both recipes:
- In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix in together
- Add the vanilla essence and the 4 tablespoons of cashew milk. Using a teaspoon, combine the mixture, then using your hands, mould into one large ball. This may take a few minutes.
- You will then be able to tear off parts of the mix to roll around 10 raw balls (depending on the size you want them).
- Roll and place them on to a sheet of baking paper over a plate and leave in the fridge to cool for around 20-30 minutes.
- Whilst the balls are cooling, melt your 80g of dark or white chocolate (I normally melt mine the old school way by placing the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water). Note: you can also enjoy these treats without the chocolate coating.
- Once the chocolate is melted, you can then cover each ball by placing it in the melted chocolate bowl, using 2 teaspoons to coat it.
- Place the covered balls back on to the baking paper and cover with chopped hazelnuts if you wish. For the blueberries balls I just sprinkled some extra blueberry powder on top.
- Place back in the fridge and allow to cool for 1 hour.
- These healthy plant based treats will stay fresh in the fridge for 5 days.
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