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Chocolate Brownie Protein Balls

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I’m always looking for tasty additions for my porridge or my evening ‘treat’ bowl. I’m a nibbler and I love decadent snacks. Funnily enough, I never had a sweet tooth before I became a health freak though now I can’t get enough chocolate, as long as it’s of the healthy-ish variety! (85% lindt dark choc plurzzz!)

So these babies just came to me on a whim one day. I wanted to have something that I could grab straight from the fridge or freezer that would be…

a) healthy
b) quick to make
c) full of protein
D) delicious (with a capital d)

& they’re vegan!!! (see notes)

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What’s great about these brownie balls is that they can be frozen (or even added into homemade ice-cream), chilled or heated in the microwave (mmm)! I’ll add them to a bowl of chopped banana, yogurt & peanut butter, a big bowl of protein oats or just grab a few on the way out the door to have before/after a workout!

They’re only around 50 calories per piece and FULL OF GOODNESS! The best thing however is that they TASTE LIKE BROWNIES!!! Healthy brownies that you can eat endlessly… with-out-the-guilt! What more could you want? Please let me know if you make these. It takes 5 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 150g dates
  • 50g raisins
  • 60g cashew butter*
  • 50ml hazelnut (or alternative) milk
  • 60-120g hemp protein (2 – 4 scoops, per taste)
  • 30g chocolate whey protein*
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 4 tsp cacao powder
  • sea salt, to taste
    Optional:
  • vegan dark chocolate to melt over

Notes

*Cashew butter is expensive! I usually buy 1kg at a time from Bulk Powders (about 15 euro) as they’re cheaper than Meridian!

*I added chocolate whey which makes it UNvegan but just swap this, easy!


Directions

  • Add the dates, raisins and cashew butter to a food processor until a paste forms.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients bit by bit, to figure out what flavours you prefer.
  • When a thick batter forms, take a small amount in partially wet hands and roll into balls or protein bars.
  • Optional: melt dark chocolate in a saucepan and drizzle over the top.
  • Set aside to cool in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy! I store mine in the freezer so they’ll last longer!

Nutrition*

*per ball – yields 34 balls
*using 4 scoops of hemp protein

  • Calories 48
  • Protein 3g
  • Fat 1.7g
  • Carbs 5g

 

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