Ever since getting back from a month of traveling, I’ve been dying for homemade snacks that I can quickly grab and know are healing to my body. I use to be all about protein balls, but honestly ate so many of one kind the thought of them made me want to vomit. But now I'm over it and I'm back at it!! Now making a conscious effort to moderate and switch it up this time.
These protein balls were created by me opening the pantry, grabbing my favorite protein dense ingredients, throwing them together and hoping for the best..and it worked! Probably the first time this has ever worked out for me and..it was incredible!!
So like I said, I intentionally included very nutrient/protein dense ingredients in an effort to heal my gut, so I'll give you a quick rundown of what the main ones are for.
#1: Maca Powder
->High in protein ->Energy boosting (like serious energy boosting) ->Balances hormones ->Reduces anxiety/improves mood and much MUCH more that you can read online
#2: Almond Butter
->High in protein ->High in Vitamin E/not looking old (holla) (but for real, great fro your skin) ->Increases absorption of nutrients/helps balance pH ->can fight inflammation ->high in magnesium (draxe.com)
#3: Collagen (A.K.A MY FAVORITE THING EVER)
->High in protein ->AMAZING for your GI tract (healing leaky gut, heals the lining of your stomach, improves digestion, etc. etc.). Guys. I. literally. put. this. in. EVERYTHING. Everything.
Okay, let's get to the full ingredient list and all of the measurements.
-6 Medjool Dates (pitted)
-1/4 Cup Tigernut Flour
-1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
-1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes (+ extra for rolling)
-1 TBSP Honey
-1 TBSP Almond Butter
-2 TBSP Collagen
-1 TSP Maca Powder
-1 TBSP Coconut Oil
Step #1: Combine all ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly combined.
Step #2: On a piece of parchment paper, roll into balls (size up to preference).
Step #3: Coat with coconut flakes or topping of choice (cacao nibs, date sugar, etc.)
Step #4: Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes (or 15 in the freezer for a quick hardening) and enjoy!
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