Monday, 5 October 2015

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Balls

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Need an indulgent protein balls recipe?


Look no further. What could be better than a healthy snack recipe - that tastes all fruity and chocolatey! No guilt - just pleasure. And these no-bake protein balls are super easy to make!


Recently, Mr Mean started on quite a hefty commute to his new job. He finishes around 5pm - but then he's got to drive for nearly two hours. This is the time he gets tired and hungry. So instead of him eating some rubbish and consuming a load of empty calories before dinner, I thought these tasty little balls would be perfect to keep him fuelled-up and feeling sharp for his drive home.

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Here's the secret ingredient to making this healthy snack feel a bit treaty and indulgent - raw cacao powder. It makes it all chocolatey - but it's a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Raw cacao is the raw unprocessed form of chocolate. It has no additives, gluten, dairy or soya. It's a superfood and it tastes good!

Now my only problem is making enough - the kids love them too!

No-bake-healthy-chocolate-protein-balls

No-bake-healthy-chocolate-protein-balls




No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Balls

PREP TIME

CHILL TIME

15 mins 1 hour

Makes 24

Ingredients:
60g cashew nuts
60g almonds
85g pitted dates
40g raisins
20g dried cranberries
10g raw cacao powder
20g cashew nut butter


HOW TO MAKE:
    1. Place all the ingredients in a small chopper/food processor and whizz.

    2. Keep whizzing until the mixture turns from powdery crumbs to a little bit sticky.

    3. Turn the sticky mixture out and make into 24 balls.

    4. Store on greaseproof paper in an airtight container in the fridge.

    4. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Recipe by Mrs Mean


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