You only need five ingredients to make this nutty protein balls recipe, and they’re raw, so they only take a mere eight minutes to make. Protein balls are a fantastic snack for pre and post workout, a nice little treat that give a little energy boost, whilst also providing protein, vitamin E and fibre.
Indeed, I also find these great in the morning if I’m in a rush, I can grab two, and happily munch on them in the car! The subtle hint of cacao will help satisfy chocolate cravings, and you’ll get a nice little antioxidant boost at the same time.
Makes 14 balls
– 1 cup dates
– 1 cup mixed nuts
– 3 tbsp raw honey
– 2 tbsp almond butter
– 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (you can substitute with cocoa if you like)
1. Simply blitz everything together in a blender.
2. Roll into balls.
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