There seems to be a bit of a craze at present, with different types of protein balls available on the market, and recipes flying about everywhere.
Here is my take on them, without added powder, sugar or sweetener. Am experimenting with different combinations at present, so feel free to pass on any ideas in the comments section!
¾ cup pitted dates
1 tbspn raisins
8 brazil nuts
2 tbspn pumpkin seeds
1 tbspn goji berries
¾ cup raw almonds
Chia seeds (for rolling)
Add dates, raisins, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts and almonds to blender and blend to smooth paste, adding a little water as necessary. Mixture should create a smooth paste.
Tip chia seeds onto a dinner plate
Roll mixture into balls, then roll each ball in the chia seeds until it is covered
Store in fridge
Makes ~12 balls
Chloe McLeod is a dietitian at BJC Health. This blog focuses on diet & nutrition generally and diet & nutrition in relation to the treatment of arthritis and arthritis-related diseases. Contact us if you’d like our help in managing diet-related health issues.