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Cocoa protein balls - By Sabina

Cocoa protein balls wellness lab

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water + 2tbsp coffee + 2tbsp Wellness Lab cocoa powder
150 g dates
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax
1/2 cup (80g) nuts of your choice
3 cups (270g) oats
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
pinch of sea salt

Method:
Step 1. Place the pitted dates in a bowl and cover with hot water. Soak for 15 minutes then drain well.

Quick Note: If your dates are soft and moist you can skip soaking and just blend everything up.

Step 2. In a small saucepan add coffee, cocoa powder and water. Stir well on low heat for a minute or two until well combined.

Step 3. Add the drained dates and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor, pulse few times, then add coffee, and blend into a thick dough.

Quick Tip: It’s ok if the dates are wet when you add them, but make sure you drain off any excess water before adding. I like to press them into the bowl I soaked them in to squeeze out the excess water, then drain it off.

Step 3. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls.

Roll the balls in coconut, cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, coconut sugar, or cocoa powder for extra treat!

Storing: Sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. If taking to-go, they’re ok at room temperature for 1-2 days but keep cool for best results (they’ll be fine but will just get soft otherwise).

I love using chocolate with plant protein & cocoa sweet vanilla by Wellness Lab in all my energy bite recipes for extra nutritional value.

- Sabina at Yummy Tums


 

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