Cacao & Almond Protein Balls – Essential Health

Cacao & Almond Protein Balls 

Have your chocolate and eat it too, (no really!!!) with these delicious Cacao and Almond Protein Balls.”

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Chocolate can be healthy. Notice the word can, which means that batch of brownies that you ate entirely by yourself (don’t worry I won’t tell anyone!) is probably not healthy. But on the good side at least dark chocolate has proven health benefits (to read more click here).

That probably doesn’t mean that eating the entire batch is good for you but who doesn’t love a mean chocolate protein ball. I chose to roll my balls in almond meal, chia seeds, shredded coconut and cocoa powder, but anything you fancy will work.

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Enjoy these balls as a mid-morning snack with a cuppa or an afternoon pick-me up or maybe an indulgent no-guilt dessert! They are fairly easy to make and only requires a food processor, nothing else.

No excuses not to make these balls then! 🙂

So stop reading, bring out your food processor and start makin’ em.

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 If the essential health ball mix is unavailable try out these balls from Pheebs Foods!

YIELDS:approx. 20 small balls

INGREDIENTS:

1 packet of Essential Health Cacao and Almond Protein Ball mix

1/2 cup rice malt syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil (softened but not melted)

approx. 100g of pitted medjool dates

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL, I DID):

Chia seeds, cocoa/cacao powder, shredded/desiccated coconut or almond meal. You could also try crushed nuts, melted chocolate(…mmmm) or maybe even ground pepitas!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by placing all the dates into the bowl of a food processor the pulsing until a paste forms. Next add in the rice malt syrup, coconut oil and protein ball mix. Pulse until mixture forms a ball or clumps together.
  2. Next place the toppings in a bowl (if using) and roll the mix into balls using a teaspoon.Finally roll the balls in the toppings and store in an airtight container, in the fridge for about 5 days (if they last that long 🙂

TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE FOR PROTEIN/BLISS BALLS?

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