Protein Superfood Cacao Energy Balls

Protein Superfood Cacao Energy Balls

Handful Chia Seeds (or whichever seeds you prefer)

Handful Hemp Seeds (or whichever seeds you prefer)

1 1/2 tbspn Mesquite powder* (ground pods of mesquite plant, used as a sweetener, i get mine from amazon or health food shops)

2 tbspn Raw Tahini* (ground sesame seed paste available from amazon/supermarkets)

4 Dates

1/2 cup Raisins

1 cup Almond Pulp (or 1 cup any nuts, cashews are really good!)

2 tbspn Cacao Powder/or Carob powder if you aren’t eating cacao

**if you don’t have tahini or mesquite you could replace these 2 ingredients with whatever liquid sweetener you prefer, for example, agave, maple syrup, yacon syrup, raw honey, etc. Mesquite sweetens and tahini binds, so substitute the combination of both with 2 tbspns of sweetener and it will taste as good :)

To Make:

Add all ingredients to the food processor and blend to combine. It will start to stick together, but may be more like a crumby consistency. Just use a spoon to scoop whatever sized sweets you want to make, and use your hands to roll into balls, pressing the dough together. If it seems too dry, add more tahini/liquid sweetener, or if too wet add more nuts/seeds/powder.

These are ready to eat straight away, but also taste really good after being left in the fridge for a couple hours to harden. You can also use the same recipe to make bars/brownies, just transfer the dough to a dish, pat down and refrigerate for a few hours, then chop into bars..


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