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Sweet Sweet Balls of Energy!!

I have found an amazing recipe for a little healthy snack. Something you can make and have them ready for the week when you need a little pick me up. Maybe you need to get ready for your workout or even to fuel back up afterwards.  Perfect to get rid of those sweet cravings also!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 6 dates, pitted (I used 10-12)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 sachet of vanilla complete shake
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil ( I used 3-4 tbsps)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Makes 8 Protein Balls

  1. Add the dates, oats, coconut oil, protein powder, vanilla extract and chia seeds in a food processor and process until combined.
  2. Add the pumpkin seeds and cranberries and pulse a few times
  3. Transfer the mixture into a bowl
  4. Separate the mixture into 8 piles
  5. Using the palm of your hands, roll the mixture into a firm ball and place on a plate.  Repeat until all the balls have been made
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve!

When I tried making these for the first time using the scaling in the ingredients list I turned up with a crumbly mess.  There were no balls being made out of that.  If you see in parentheses I ended up using more dates and coconut oil until the mixture became sticky enough to roll into balls.  I suggest starting with the suggested amounts and slowly adding additional until you get the right consistency.  Then VOILA you just made yourself a nice little treat!

If you are interested in more of these delish recipes, they are all in our Healthstyle Emporium!

ENJOY!!

 

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