Super Healthy and DELICIOUS Choc-Protein Balls

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Ravishing Recipes

Choc-Protein Balls-edited

Many of you know that I am ever so passionate about SIMPLE, UNPROCESSED, WHOLE-FOOD meals and recipes, and protein balls and the like often don’t impress me due to ingredients that I personally consider too refined and ‘unnatural’ in terms of their intended consumption….

It’s a hard thing to explain and quite simply, I just ask my body/being and it says “Yes” or “No” to me. I have learned to trust that and not question it. Often I discover the wisdom a long time later.

When I try to be smart, follow “expert advice” or “research” things, I get lead astray, and often end up doing things that don’t feel right to me AND cause some level of harm…

Anywho, THESE protein balls I got SUPER excited about and my body said a loud and clear YES to!

The original recipe came from Taste.com.au and I modified it to once again suit budget factors and what I had in the fridge/pantry!

Super Healthy and DELICIOUS Choc-Coconut Protein Balls

Ingredients- 

  • 12 Medjool dates (I used 8 medjool dates, and then regular dates to make up 300g of dates in total)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, plus 1/3 cup extra for rolling
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • I added oats and water to make a consistency I felt was “right”

Method-

  1. Place dates in a medium bowl and cover with water. Stand for 1 hour. Drain and discard seeds (I used boiling water and stood for maybe less than 1 hour)
  2. Process dates, almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds until mixture comes together. (I added oats and water here)
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stand for 20 minutes for chia seeds to soften. (I left the mixture in the food processor bowl)
  4. Place remaining coconut in a shallow dish.
  5. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls.
  6. Roll in coconut to coat.
  7. Then I popped my balls into a Pyrex bowl and placed them in the fridge to set!

They were PERFECT for eating the next day and Mr T reported they were AMAZE-BALLS (hehe….. Lame I know!)

So, you can create unlimited variations of this ONE basic recipe and if your children’s schools don’t have a NUT-FREE policy, you can send these snacks to school with FULL peace of mind that they are eating only HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS ingredients in a version they will LOVE! 

If protein-balls are your thang, ENJOY also!

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BridgetJane

Mind, Body, Soul Wellness

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

Newleafnutrition.com.au

Founder of The You Method 

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