Protein BallsWell I know that every man and his dog (a very Australian saying) are coming up with some sort of raw protein ball. Well here is mine!

The reason why I had to make these is because all the other ones I have looked at don’t have the right protein to Carbohydrate ratio. So I needed to make a Protein Ball, that actually had a a lot of protein in it.

If you make this using Unflavoured Pea Protein as I have, then every 30g Ball will be approximately 10g of protein, 10g or Carbohydrates (with 5 coming from sugars) and 6g of fat, with about 120 calories per 30g ball. I find that the flavoured protein powders taste fake, but if you prefer the flavoured ones, it will just mean that your sugar ratio may be a bit higher from the extra flavour.

If you really look at all those protein bars out there on the market, you may as well just eat a good old chocolate bar and be done with it. I know, they are better calories, because there are nuts, chia seeds, macro powder etc… but, I would prefer to eat a chocolate bar most of the time! LOL!

Ingredients

100g Organic Sunflower Seeds

100g Organic Almonds (activated if possible)

50g Organic Linseed

50g Organic Coconut (I use shredded)

50g Rolled Oats (if you can get steel cut ones even better)

25g Chia Seeds

50g Plain Pea Protein Powder

10g Maca Powder

150g Medjool Dates (if you use dried dates, you must soak them in boiling water for 20 minutes before use, then drain and use)

20g Honey (optional)

100ml (g) Water

Method

1. Place sunflower seeds, almonds and linseeds (LSA mixture) into a good food processor (mixing bowl) and blitz until well ground 20 seconds/speed 9. Set aside mixture into a bowl

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LSA

 

2. Place oats, coconut and chia seeds into a good food processor and blitz until well ground 10 seconds/speed 9.

3. Add LSA Mixture back into the food processor (mixing bowl), add protein powder, honey, dates and blitz until well combined 30 seconds/speed  9.

4. Add 100ml (g) of water and mix until well combined 20 seconds/speed 6.

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Before Rolling

 

5. Remove ingredients immediately from processor (Thermomix) as it will start to set.

6. Weigh out mixture into 30g pieces and roll into balls. Alternatively, you can press it into a tin and slice it into bars.

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I like to put mine in the freezer, because I like them hard, but at the very least, you need to keep them in the refrigerator. These are a better snack (120 calorie snack) than chocolate and can substitute for something sweet, but you don’t want to eat 2 or 3 a day. I would suggest 1 per day at that point in the day (usually at around 3pm for me) went you need a little pick me up, or that after dinner sweet treat you usually have.

I hope you like these protein balls, if you aren’t concerned with protein amounts and sweetness, you can add more honey, dates etc… but, I think this is a great blend.

What do you think about the raw food movement? Do you have any favourites? Do you read labels and really know what you are eating!

Thanks so much for reading, I look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

 

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