Contrary to popular belief, not everything I make is unhealthy. These protein balls are super quick to make, use up whatever you have in your pantry, and are a great snack to satisfy your sweet tooth – Scott even mistakes these for rum balls!
I came across the idea, whilst Aiden was in NICU and one of his nurses bought some in for me to try. I normally don’t measure any of the ingredients I put in, however below is what went into my latest batch. I tried a friends version this week, she adds acai berries and cocoa powder which gave them a great flavour.
300g pitted dates
1/4 cup LSA mix
2 tablespoons hazlenut meal
1/4 cup coconut + extra for rolling
2 tablespoons black chia seeds
50g blanched almonds – toasted
50g brazil nuts
* Soak dates in boiling water for 20minutes until soft , then drain excess water
* In a bowl, combine dates, LSA mix, hazlenut meal and coconut. Using a stick blender, blitz until dates reach desired consistency (I like the dates to still have some shape to them, it’s up to you though!)
* Add chia seeds, walnuts, almonds and brazil nuts and blitz until nuts are in smaller pieces – don’t worry, even though it doesn’t look very appealing, they do taste great!
* Roll tablespoon sized balls in coconut and then pop into the fridge to set.