Protein balls

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Add a tablespoon of natural protein powder if you're in training mode. The more raw, unprocessed and organic the ingredients, the better.

GF. Hot Food. June 11th. Protein Balls. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 28th May 2013.
Little balls of protein and energy made from pureed raw dates, nuts and seeds. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

100g chopped walnuts or cashews, lightly toasted

100g almonds, lightly toasted

2 tbsp linseed, sunflower seeds and/or pepitas

170g medjool dates, pitted and chopped

100g soft dried apricots or figs, chopped

100g prunes, pitted and chopped

1 tbsp tahini or peanut butter

2 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp honey or agave syrup, Pinch of sea salt

100g desiccated coconut for coating

 

Method

1. Combine the walnuts, almonds and seeds in a food processor and whiz until fine crumbs. Add the dates, apricots and prunes and whiz until smooth. Add the tahini, cacao powder, cinnamon, honey and sea salt and whiz for two minutes or until the mixture starts to form into a ball.

2. Divide into golf ball-sized portions and roll into balls between lightly wet palms. Roll in coconut, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Tip Freezing makes them deliciously firm and chewy.

 

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  • Main Ingredients - Nuts
  • Course - Snacks, Lunchbox
  • Occasion - Morning Tea

3 reviews so far

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy to make and delicious, taste like Christmas :)

    Commenter
    Dee2000
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    Date and time
    September 03, 2013, 1:28PM
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    We just love making and of course eating these delicious balls which have become a staple treat/snack in our house. Try using cocao nibs instead of powder, gives them an extra crunch.

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    Magnolia
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    Sydney
    Date and time
    October 16, 2013, 5:08PM
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I'm sure these are tasty but they contain negligible amounts of protein.

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 2,303Calories from Fat 1153
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 128.1g197%
    Saturated Fat 64.0g320%
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg0%
    Sodium 124mg5%
    Total Carbohydrates 299.0g100%
    Dietary Fiber 59.7g239%
    Sugars 203.3g
    Protein 43.5g
    Vitamin A 55% • Vitamin C 22%
    Calcium 50% • Iron 80%
    Nutrition Grade B

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    Brett
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    Date and time
    December 27, 2013, 1:57PM

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