Chocolate Chia Protein Balls (nut & date free)

Rachel Morrow RACHEL MORROW

Bliss balls are dime-a-dozen but often filled with nuts and dates! Have you been hunting for an energy boosting and nutrient-dense treat that doesn’t have dates or nuts in it?

These Chocolate Chia Protein Balls are packed with nutrients and will give you a great energy boost post-workout or just when you need a healthy snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nut or seed butter, or tahini
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup protein powder ( info on choosing protein powder )
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger powder (or freshly grated ginger to taste)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to the food processor, except 2 tbsp of the raw cacao powder (for dusting) and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency.
  2. With a small spoon, scoop the mixture and roll into balls.
  3. Optional: dust with the extra cacao powder.
  4. Place the rolled balls onto a plate or baking sheet then place into the refrigerator to set.
  5. These are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Chocolate Chia Protein Balls