Chocolate Super Seed Protein Balls.

Updated: May 7, 2020


I love expanding my pallet and playing around with different flavours because it’s really good to mix things up and build that gut microbiome. I made these protein balls last week and they were a simple complication of ingredients I had in my pantry. Always remember to try work with what you’ve got before you go out and purchase a bunch of new ingredients. Food waste is such a serious issue and it’s really important/fun to utilize what you’ve already got.

You will need a high speed blender or a food processor for this recipe. I’ll link some affordable options for you below to browse.


LINKS: Ninja blender, Food processor.


INGREDIENTS 


  • 1/2 a cup of walnuts

  • 5 dried figs

  • 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate grass-fed beef protein powder

  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter


*SIDE NOTE: It is a priority for me to invest in products that actually support and nourish my body. While I’m against supplementation unless its actually necessary for your body and individual needs, I do love incorporating protein powder into my smoothies or bliss balls. I eat a paleo diet right now and I have found an incredible protein that tastes a m a z i n g, meets my nutrition requirements, has simple + whole ingredients and an awesome protein count!

LINK: Grass-fed beef protein powder.

*When buying almond butter ensure the only ingredient on the back of the jar says ALMONDS. There are SOOOOO many unnecessary fillers in a lot of foods these days, so be sure to look at the labels first.


METHOD:


  • Combine all ingredients in food processor

  • Ensure all ingredients stick together enough to roll into balls. If you need to add a little bit of water to get a better consistency/ texture thats totally fine.

  • Roll into small balls

  • Place/ keep in the fridge (they should last around 7 days, unless you eat them all first)

  • Enjoy


These are perfect for an afternoon snack, pre workout snack or a healthy alternative to sweet treats. Each ingredient in these protein balls serves a purpose in nourishing your body. They are a beautiful and equal mixture of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates.

I hope you enjoy them!


With love,

Bethany


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