Jodie's Choc Goji and Hemp Protein Balls
Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Looking for a Protein Ball recipe that tastes great but doesn't use dates? Well I've been experimenting in the kitchen again and have come up with these delicious Goji and Hemp Protein Balls. Full of all the good stuff with lots of superfoods, and just sweet enough to hit the spot but not push your sugars over the edge.
I've made it super easy for you to whip these little beauties up, as all you will need to do is put your mixing bowl on the scales and add the ingredients by weight one after the other. Also saves mess with some of the more sticky and greasy ingredients like the honey and coconut oil!
Where possible use raw, organic/pesticide free and local produce for this recipe.
150g almond meal (I use raw and not blanched)
75g wholegrain rolled oats
75g Vital pea & hemp vanilla protein powder
50g goji berries dried
50g chia seeds
30g cacao powder
75g honey (Or sweetener of your choice - maple, agave, coconut nectar)
120g coconut oil melted (organic, cold pressed)
150-200ml filtered water
*1/2 cup desiccated coconut (for dressing protein balls at the end only)
* Put rolled oats into your food processor/blender/thermomix and blitz until they are ground into a powder-like consistency (often referred to as oat flour)
* Tip oat-flour into a bowl, then add the dry ingredients first, followed by all the wet ingredients.
* Mix well. Should be wet enough to stick together, but not soggy.
* Shape mix into balls of your preferred size then roll in dedicated coconut to finish.
This recipe makes approximately 30 large 25g Protein balls which is a lot. This recipe is freezer friendly, so I always make a big batch, keep out what I need for the week and freeze the rest in portion size containers and take them out as required.
If you are time poor or can't be bothered rolling individual balls, you can tip all the mix into a square baking dish lined with baking paper. Spread the mix evenly and press down firmly. Set in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours (or overnight) take out, cut into portion size of your choice, and toss in coconut to dress.
Most of the ingredients you need to make this recipe are available from the Synergy Bodywork Wellness Hub, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jodie on 0403 583 430 for any of the ingredients that you require.
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