Your collection of recipes would not be complete without protein balls recipe! They are quick and easy to put together, packed with nutrients, they can be frozen, you can add or vary the superfoods you put in them, this is only limited by your imagination.

I would recommend you make these once over before you start adding other ingredients, but when you do you could consider: bee pollen, powdered berries, barley grass, chlorophyll, camu camu, the list is endless. The recommended superfoods have distinctive tastes so start low and build up!

POWER PROTEIN BALLS

Ingredients:

330g Raw whole almonds (or nuts/seeds of your choice)
60g Quality protein powder (I use 180 nutrition, they have a whey or pea protein)
18 Fresh dates, pitted
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 Tablespoons cacao powder
1 Tablespoon natural vanilla bean powder (I love the one from loving earth)
1/2 Tablespoon spirulina powder
1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon or coconut (for rolling)

Method:

Place almonds into the food processor with cinnamon, protein powder, cacao, and spirulina powder. Process until the mix looks crumbly.

Add dates and vanilla extract and process again until the mix starts to come together. Add a splash of water if you need to so that mixture is soft and forms a soft ball.

Form into decent sized balls with wet hands roll in coconut and store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. (or you can double the batch and keep them in the freezer)

Thanks to Sonia Osborne www.soniaosborne.com.au for this recipe.

Please note Integrated Health Therapies stock most of the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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