Protein Balls

I am having so much fun making these snacks full of good protein!

The raw cocoa is packed with antioxidants and it’s super healthy for your brain! The puffed quinoa gives it a little bit extra crunch and the almonds are simply full of healthy and essential fats.

You need basic ingredients to make these amazing treats!

The full recipe is down below ⇓ or you can simply print the pdf version HERE.

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Ingredients for 10 pieces:
• 1 cup pitted dates (Medjoul preferably)
• 3-4 dried apricots
• 1 cup raw almonds with skin on
• 1 tablespoon vegan protein powder (pea, barley, rice protein)
• 2.5 tbsp raw cacao
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 1 tsp chia seeds
• 2 tbsp quinoa

You will need a food processor or blender to mix everything!!!

First add some cold water to a pan and put it to boil at medium-high heat. Add your quinoa when it starts to boil. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes or until it
starts opening. Stir it from time to time. Strain and sit aside to cool.

In a food processor add in layers, the almonds and blitz but not too fine. We
still want some crunchiness. Add your pitted dates and apricots and blitz more.
Then one by one add the cacao, coconut oil, chia seeds, protein powder, and
the quinoa once chilled. Blitz them together until a thick gooey paste is
formed.

Using a spoon take small quantities from this paste/dough and start forming
balls using the center of your palms.

You can optionally dust the balls with some cacao if you like the extra
chocolatiness. Or simply enjoy them the way they are.

Chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to set.

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They last up to 5 days in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Enjoy as a snack or as a preworkout energy kick!