Double Chocolate Protein Balls

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I have been making protein balls for quite some time now. Each time I change the recipe just a bit, however I think this time I found a winner! At least Joe seems to think so :-)

This is a quick and easy snack. You can double up on the ingredients and store it in the freezer.

Adapted from Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls from Oh She Glows

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  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup regular oats
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour (or other flour)
  • 3 tbsp Vega Shake & Go Smoothie – Chocolate (or other chocolate protein powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 pitted medjool dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chopped

Directions: In a food processor, process the cashews and oats until a fine crumble. Now add in the flour, Vega protein powder, salt, and roughly chopped pitted medjool dates. Process until fine.

Add in the vanilla and pure maple syrup and process until the mixture comes together in a ball.

Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the 3-4 tbsp of chopped dark chocolate. Roll into balls. Place protein balls in an air tight glass container with a lid.

Freeze for 1 hour to set. Enjoy as a snack or dessert.

Yield: Approx. 30 balls.

Spending a little time on the weekend making this healthy snack will make sure you have something that’s actually good for you to reach for when you get a sweet tooth :-)



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2 Responses to “Double Chocolate Protein Balls”

  1. I am looking for a high protein bar or something, at least 20g of protein. I have found many processed, disgusting protein bars; I do not want to eat anything processed if I can help it. It seems that I have a glucose imbalance and when I fall asleep I tend to act out my dreams because of this imbalance. Or so that theory is still being checked because I have only tried protein bars for 3 days and they seem to help keep my sugar in check and keep me from “sleep walking”, so far. I also wake up feeling better and possibly have eliminated motion sickness. Wow, what amazing things your body does when something’s not right.
    How many grams of protein do these have?
    Thank you and thank you for the great podcasts.

  2. Very energetic these sweets … The dates give sweetness and sugar:)
    nothing better than a healthy vegan sweet:)

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