Salted choc & tahini protein balls



These hormone-friendly, date-free protein balls are full of healthy fats to curb the sweet cravings and keep you feeling full without a rush of sugar. They've got a kind of cookie-dough texture, which I love!


Did you know flaxseed and linseed are the same thing? Like why does this seed have 2 different names? Bit dramatic if you ask me. A helpful tip for using this seed is to never buy them already ground. They oxidise very quickly once ground and can go rancid which is not good to consume plus they smell a bit funny... always buy the whole seed and grind them yourself using a spice or coffee grinder. Then store them in a jar in the fridge.


Makes 10 balls


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blanched almond meal

  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed/linseed

  • 3 Tbsp vanilla protein (I used Raw Amazonia)

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 2 Tbsp hulled tahini

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 50g of dark choc - equivalent to 5 squares of Lindt (go for 70% cacao or above), chopped into small pieces

  • 2 Tbsp filtered water


Method:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl - almond meal, hemp seeds, ground flaxseeds and vanilla protein, salt

  2. Add in the wet ingredients excluding the water and mix - coconut oil, tahini, maple

  3. Add in the chopped chocolate and mix

  4. Add in the filtered water and mix - you may need more or less than the recipe says so just see what the consistency of yours is like - it should resemble a crumb texture

  5. Wet your hands and roll the mixture into 10 balls

  6. Place in the freezer to firm up for 20 minutes... then enjoy!


Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.