These cute little protein balls pack a serious nutritional punch. Naturally sweetened with dates and rolled in hemp hearts - a nutty tasting, complete protein source in tiny seed form. Hemp seeds contain vitamins, minerals, fibre and healthy fats!
Make these protein balls for an afternoon snack and they take about 15 minutes to make! Most of these ingredients you should have on hand.
6 - 7 dates, pitted
1 - 2 tbsp nut butter(s) of choice such as crunchy natural almond or peanut butter, sunflower seed butter
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 scoop protein powder of choice - I’m using a plant based vegan chocolate protein from Sunwarrior
3 - 4 tbsp hemp seeds
Place dates, nut butter, oats and protein in a food processor or high performance blender. Add a bit of water at a time if mixture is too dry and flaky.
Once well processed into a paste, remove from the food processor and place in the freezer for about 5 minutes to set.
Pour hemp seeds in a bowl.
Remove protein mix from the freezer and begin to roll into small bite size balls.
Roll each ball through hemp seeds to coat fully.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.