Protein "Bliss" Balls (From March Hips Workshop)

March 21, 2014

Ingredients:

  • I cup of desicated coconut

  • I cup of almonds

  • 1/2 a dozen medjool dates

  • 4 tablespoons of cashew butter

  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Method:

Start by putting all the almonds and coconut in the food processor and blend for a minute or two, until a flour starts to form. Then add the cashew butter, vanilla protein powder, coconut oil & cacao blending for a few seconds before slowly adding in the dates.

 

Continue to blend until everything has been combined together to form a sticky mixture. This mixture can then be rolled into balls and covered in more coconut and left in the fridge to firm up for an hour or alternatively, you can enjoy it with a spoon straight from a cup, or be like me and eat it straight from the blender! Either way, you'll love it! If you can resist  not eating the whole mixture then keep the remaining bites in the fridge in a container.

 

Natasha made some changes to the recipe...

 

I made one full batch and halved it to make 2 flavours. In the base recipe for both, I used pitted dates (approx 40-50), a mixed nut butter/spread I found in the health food isle at Woolies (Macro brand) instead of cashew butter, I used water instead of oil (I just kept adding 2 tablespoons at a time until it was moist enough). One of the half batches I added 1-2 teaspoons of peppermint essence at the end and the other one had 1-2 tablespoons of honey (and possibly less water).  I rolled them in either a combo cacao powder and coconut or just coconut or just cacao powder. Once you  are comfortable with the consistency of the mix, you can add anything like goji berries, figs, apricots, other nuts etc.

 

My tips...

You can also replace protein powder with Macau , Acari, spirulina, or any super food powder you like!

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