Here's five of our favourite rawsome protein ball recipes, perfect for a pick me up any time of day.
1. Tree Nut, Tahini and Loving Earth Cacao Protein Ball
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We whipped up this raw, vegan protein ball recipe to celebrate the arrival of Loving Earth raw cacao at Biome. Woo hoo! Super simple recipe (free range with your preferred substitutions): place approx. 4 tblsp Loving Earth raw cacao, cup or so of dates, 2 tblsp tahini, cup of mixed nuts like almonds and cashews, and 1 tblsp coconut oil into a food processor and whizz! Adjust ingredients till you can scrunch together into small balls. They set hard in the fridge or freezer.
2. Walnut and Raw Cacao Nib Bliss Balls
This recipe is from Thermomix super-cook Quirky Cooking. Jo says the mixture of dates, nuts and raw cacao make these balls like mini 'high protein power bars' - but they're much better for you than commercial power bars! Why are they called 'bliss balls'? Because raw cacao contains "naturally occurring phytochemicals like theobromine (considered an aphrodisiac), phenylethylamine (PEA – released when we fall in love), and anandamide (the ‘bliss' chemical)." See the full recipe at Quirkycooking.blogpost.com.au
3. Coconut Lemon Meltaways
Contains almond flour (you can make this, or buy it - however most store bought Almond flour is not raw), dried shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut flour, salt. Combine wet ingredients separately: agave, maple syrup or honey, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest. Strem wet ingredients into dry in a food mixer. Then mix in coconut oil to thicken (buy coconut oil here). Form into balls. The trick now: warm them in a dehydrator or oven (set at it's lowest heat, leaving the door cracked open) for an hour or longer. Finished balls will be dry on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth moist on the inside. Leave to chill and set in the fridge before you eat. Full recipe at addicitedtoveggies.com
4. Carob & Tofu Balls
Made with medium firm tofu (patted dry and mashed), dates, maple syrup, carob powder, vanilla, tahini, ground almonds and dessicated coconut. Mix together and shape into balls with your hands. Full recipe at mydarlinglemonthyme.com.au
5. Raw Cinnamon Orange Energy Bars with Orange White Cacao Icing
A bar rather than a ball, but still raw, delicious and packed with protein from chia! Contains almond butter, dates, organic coconut oil, orange juice and zest, agave or other sweetener, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, raw oats, cinnamon. Uses a food processor to blend and then press out ingredients in tray and leave to dry overnight. For the Orange White Cacao Glaze use raw cacao butter (not coconut butter), sweetener and orange zest. Full recipe on rawmazing.com
Find more protein ball recipes on our Pinterest collection. And for even more delicious inspiration check out NaturalNewAgeMum's post 10 amazing bliss ball recipes.