RAW Chocolate Protein Balls
This recipe acts as so many things in my home.
They are a wonderful snack for my children, giving them a perfect amount of raw nuts and seeds.
They are plenty sweet so my kids love them.
They also act as a post-workout snack...giving me the protein my body craves.
They are made with only WHOLE ingredients...nothing processed!
(no protein powders, no processed flour)
They are SUGAR-FREE, OIL-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE...
AND...They are CHOCOLATE!!!!
They taste delicious!
Raw Chocolate Protein Balls
1 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons raw flax seed
8- 1 oz. coconut date rolls or 8 oz. of any type of date, chopped small
3 tablespoons Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Place all of the nuts and seeds in a food processor or powerful blender and finely chop all of the ingredients. To help grind the flax seed enough, you can always grind this first in a coffee grinder.
2. Add the chopped coconut date rolls (image below), cocoa and vanilla to the nut and seed mixture. Process all ingredients together until everything is ground and a tough yet soft dough is created.
3. Form the dough into bite-sized balls (kids have a lot of fun with this step). Keep balls in refrigerator or freezer for a quick and easy snack!
Makes approx. 21-24 balls