VEGAN, NO BAKE ENERGY BALLS!
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Refined Sugar Free!
I love these protein balls, as all you have to do is throw your ingredients into the blender, blend and roll, no cooking, easy and hassle free. Enjoy, Yvonne
Ingredients: 1 cup packed, pitted Medjool dates (approx 12) 1 cup porridge 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup protein powder, this is optional (I use hemp protein ) 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt. 1/2 cup walnuts 1/4 cup almonds 4 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips (I use Nua Naturals) or chopped chocolate or leave it out 1-2 tbsp large flake unsweetened coconut, for garnish OR Chia seeds Or Seasme Seeds Or Cocoa Powder... 1. Line a loaf pan with two pieces of parchment paper, one going each way. Set aside. In a food processor, process the pitted dates until chopped and sticky. 2. Add in the rolled oats, cocoa powder, protein powder, salt, peppermint extract, and almond milk. Process until combined, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed. 3. Finally, add in the nuts, optional millet, and chocolate chips and pulse until combined and sticky. It should be sticky enough to easily make a ball. 4. Crumble mixture all over prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a handful of flaked coconut on top and press mixture into pan with slightly wet fingers. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and roll out smooth with a pastry roller. 5. Freeze for about 15 minutes or until set. Slice into 6 rows and then slice rows in half to make 12 small bars. I prefer these straight from the freezer. Note: You want to use a very neutral-tasting protein powder here so it won’t impact the overall flavour. Alternatively, you can probably use hemp seeds for a kick of protein.