Protein Power Balls

January 30, 2017

 

Breakfasts; is it just me or is it hard to figure out what to eat? if your like me I hate having the same breakfast twice, so I like to mix it up but I have to say this is a staple in my fridge. I love these snacks, they are a great grab and go breakfast when you don't know what you want or feel like. They are also a great snack to eat on the run, between appointments or before exercise. They are healthy, yummy, quick and easy. For me they are a super food and have been a cornerstone in my weight loss journey which I can't wait to share with you!

 

They keep for weeks in the fridge, I have kept them out of the fridge for two days, eaten them and have lived to tell this tale. The other great thing is that no batch has to be the same, try different combinations of nuts, dried fruit and flavours. So get your food processor out and wip up a batch of these babies.

 

Ingredients:

2.5 cups of mixed nuts; I like to use a combination of raw almonds, walnuts, macadamias, sunflowers but by all means go crazy and add any nut you like.

2 cups of dried dates or medjool (medjool taste better but dried are friendly on the budget) 

3  tbsp raw cacao or good cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of Vanilla essence

2 tablespoons of water

1/4 cup of coconut

 

Other Flavours to Try

Omit water and use: Coffee, Coconut Water or Orange juice

Omit cinnamon: and add ginger

Omit coconut for: sesame seeds or cocoa powder

Omit dates and use: dried apricots, cranberries, apples and Goji berries or a combination of dried fruit.

 

 

Directions:

  1. Boil the ketlle and cover the dates with boiling water for 5-10 minutes to soften.
     

  2. Meanwhile put the nuts into the bowl of a food processor. Process until the nuts are finely chopped. Add the cacao and blend.

    Note: I like to blend the nuts first to create that smooth consistency.

     

  3. Drain your dates and add them to the food processor with the vanilla and cinnamon. Process until blended. 
     

  4. Add your water a tablespoon at a time testing for the right consistency. The right consistency is sticky but not damp. 
     

  5. Roll them into balls and put them into a a container. Once you have rolled the lot pour the coconut over the balls and gently shake the container so the coconut coats the balls.
     

  6. Seal the container and put it in the fridge.
     

  7. Sit down and sigh a big relief that your breakfast for the next two weeks is sorted.

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