Super simple to throw together, these little protein balls are the perfect Sunday afternoon activity to set up your healthy eating goals for the week. They are naturally sweetened, packed with healthy fats from cashews and tahini and a little protein to ward of those cravings until lunch/dinner time.
Takes , makes around 16 balls.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1/2 cup rolled oats (gf if required)
1/2 cup cashews
5 medjool dates, pitted
1 Tbsp. tahini
1 scoop vegan protein powder (e.g. pea protein) (optional)
1 tsp salt
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup desiccated coconut (plus extra to roll in)
WHAT TO DO:
Add oats to a high strength food processor and process for around a minute until roughly broken down
Add dates and process again until the dates are finely chopped
Add all remaining ingredients (reserve a little coconut for rolling in later)
Process until just coming together. If the mixture looks a little crumbly add a dash of water or almond milk until it begins sticking together
Taking heaped teaspoons at a time, roll the mixture between your palms until smooth
Add desiccated coconut to a shallow bowl and roll each protein ball until covered
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!