These vegan protein balls are super easy & quick to make, but you will need to have a decent food processor to make them. I found this recipe from The Minimalist Baker’s website. Usually I have to alter the recipe to meet my Paleo/Anti-inflammatory diet needs, but this one I did not! Try it out and leave me a comment!
- 1 ¼ cups packed pitted medjool dates (I used 15)
- 1 ¼ cups pre-soaked walnuts (click here for why you should pre-soak them)
- 1 cup almond flour or almond meal
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Finely shredded unsweetened coconut (to roll them in)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
- Add pitted dates to a food processor and mix until small bits remain or a ball forms. Remove from food processor and set aside.
- Blend walnuts, almond flour, coconut flour, & salt together.
- Blend in vanilla and dates, but don’t over blend it.
- Roll dough into small balls (should make around 15-17 balls).
- You can roll them into shredded coconut.
- Store in refrigerator or freezer.
This is how my blended dates looked:
- Pre-soak the dates in filtered water for about 30 minutes prior to blending. They’ll blend much easier this way.
- I pre-soaked my walnuts the night before, rinsed them, and let them dry off before using them in the recipe.
- You can add in cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.
Information in this posting is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications.