Protein Power Balls

Delicious, healthy, raw protein power balls are the perfect snack. Recipe provided by Elevate’s Robbie Clark, DAA Accredited Dietitian and Nutrition Expert

Genre
Snacks/Dessert

Servings
20

Prep Time (min)
20

Ingredients
200 g (2 cups) whole raw almonds
200 g ( 2 cups) whole raw cashew nuts
199 g (1 cup) pumpkin seed1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 scoop (21 g) natural vanilla protein powder (optional)
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
16 whole fresh pitted dates
squeeze orange juice or lemon
coconut to roll

Method
1. Combine all the dry ingredients into a food processor (almond, cashew, cinnamon, protein powder, pumpkin seed and sea salt). Process until you get a crumb like consistency.
2. Add dates and vanilla and process again. Squeeze the mixture and it should start to combine, if not add 2 more dates.
3. Squeeze over a little orange or lemon juice and process for the last time. The mix should come together when squished with the hands.
4. Using a small ice cream scoop or teaspoon divide mix into 20 balls. Roll in coconut and store covered in the fridge until needed.

NOTE: You can also use sulphur free dried apricots or prunes in place of the fresh dates.

Benefits
Almonds are a great source of calcium, magnesium, protein, vitamin E, potassium, zinc and fibre. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc, iron and Vitamin E, with 30g providing 9.3 grams of protein. Cinnamon boosts metabolism and dates provide high levels of fibre to keep you full for longer.

Nutritional Breakdown per ball

Energy 66kJ
Fat 12g
Sat fat 1.2g
Carbs 6.1g
Protein 6g
Fibre 2.5g

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