Chia & Protein Balls
Another delicious after dinner snack, pre workout snack, post workout snack, on-the-run or lunchbox snack! These balls of goodness are not only delicious, but nutritious too!
Makes 12 balls
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp RAW Rice Protein (or any protein powder you have in your pantry)
10 pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup raw cacao nibs, ground into smaller pieces
2 tbsp Chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
- Add dates and coconut oil into a food processor and process until a chunky paste forms.
- Add protein, sesame seeds, cacao, chia, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Process until combined. Add the cacao nibs. The mixture should be sticky and easy to form into balls. If it’s not sticky enough to shape into balls, add small amounts of coconut oil until a good consistency is achieved.
- Roll in sesame seeds or chia seeds or dessicated coconut.
- Shape into small balls (about 12) and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes or so until firm. Snacking bliss!