When in need of a energy boost like after a workout these XL Protein Energy Balls always hit the spot!
These babies are rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and plant based protein. Stuff our bodies need to refuel and keep on going.
Besides that, they taste just yummy!
I used about 1 cup of sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat. you also could use gluten free oatmeal or some quinoa flakes.
1/4 cup of almond butter,
1/4 cup of cashew butter or tahini,
1 to 2 serving sizes of protein powder,
2 tsp. maca powder, optional
1/2 cup of cashews,
1/2 tsp vanilla powder,
3 Tbsp. of raw cacao powder,
2 Tbsp. liquid sweetener of your choice, to taste
a few drops of stevia with chocolate flavor
pinch of pink salt
Add all the ingredients to a foodprocessor fitted with the S-blade and let it come to a nice dough. I added 2 Tbsp of water, but it depends on the amount of sweetener you used weather you need more moisture. Let the natural oils of the nuts soften up, this could take a few minutes. Roll the dough into balls and dust with cacao powder.
Makes 12 bites,
173 cal. per portion
7,4 grams of protein
23% tryptophan, needed to make plenty of the “happy hormone” serotonin in the brain.
Tryptophan rich vegan foods are …
butternut squash seeds, cucumber, see vegetables and spirulina, soy, walnuts, potatoes, cauliflower, mushrooms, oats, dark chocolate, cacao powder and leafy greens.
11% omega 3
They are also rich in vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
These XL protein energy balls firm up in the fridge. Great to keep some in the freezer for snack emergencies!
In case you need more energy try my Nuts & Seeds Bliss Balls or my No-Bake Oat Energy Bars, both raw, containing lots of fiber, they are gluten free and rich in healthy fats and omega 3. Also easy to make.
Let me know how they turned out if you gave them a go!
Have a great weekend,