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Protein Balls Recipe

Protein Ball Recipe

This Protein Ball Recipe is a delicious way to get in a hefty dose of protein, all while satisfying your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

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Coconut Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º f (*see notes)
  • Place macadamia nuts, flax seed, and shredded coconut in a food processor. Pulse to combine until ingredients are crumb-like. Add the dates, ginger, and salt; pulse several more times, about 10 seconds (note: the more you pulse, the stickier the mixture gets.) Set macadamia mixture aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil on a low heat. Remove coconut oil from the stove, and stir in pure lemon extract.
  • Add coconut oil to the food processor with the macadamia mixture. Pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste (if a paste sticky enough to form into balls is not forming, add an additional tbsp of coconut oil, and 3-4 more dates, soaked in boiling water, and re-pulse).
  • Roll mixture into heaping tablespoon-full size balls, and place them on a cookie sheet; using the back of a spoon, lightly press down on each ball to flatten a bit (if desired). Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together coconut topping; agave nectar (or honey or maple) and coconut shreds. Spread (if balls are flattened) or simply roll balls in mixture to coat. 
  • Bake at 400º for 6-8 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove and set aside to cool. Chill in freezer for 1 hour. Serve cold.

Notes

*Baking these bites are optional. If you choose not to bake, simply skip steps 1, baking sheet part of 5, and first part of 7, and go straight to chilling instead.

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