On the go snacks are a must in my fridge, especially ones that are sweet. These energy balls are packed with protein from the hemp, nut butter, and hemp, fiber-rich carbohydrates from the dates, healthy fats and yummy chocolate to nourish you and satisfy any sweet tooth!
Pop one (or two) on the go pre or post workout or smash into yogurt for a more complete breakfast or snack. My biggest challenge: stopping at just one.
Recipe: Yields around 10 balls
- 10 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup almond or peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (I use Garden of Life Plant Protein, whey is good too)
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1-2 tbsp water
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional to roll)
In a food processor, place all ingredients and mix on high power until completely mixed together. Add additional water if needed for a sticky consistency. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop batter into hands and roll into a ball. If using coconut, place the ball in a bowl with the shredded coconut and toss around until completely coated. Place on a flat sheet and place in the fridge for about 1 hour. Transfer to an airtight container. Attempt to make them last a max of 4-5 days.