Who else struggles with the afternoon snack attack? You know, the one where you’re feeling like you need a boost of energy, but ultimately just end up standing at the fridge, staring into the abyss and either settling for the most random combination of food that even your dog wouldn’t eat; OR going hungry until dinner.
Well, let this be the end of those days, may we now open the fridge and be greeted by these delicious bite-sized balls of goodness! I give you my famous Choc-Raspberry Protein Balls!
Ahhh protein, protein almost quite literally makes the world go round! We certainly need protein to keep out brain functioning and out tummy satisfied so we stay fuller for longer. This recipe is packed full of almonds, one of nature’s most delicious forms of protein!
This recipe also blesses us with the sweet kick of the humble Medjool date and fresh raspberries, powerful antioxidants that help to reduce free radical damage and other disease!
It’s certainly not a Consciously recipe without Coconut! Coconut doesn’t just smell great… it’s also full of healthy fats that will keep our busy brains happy and charging through our computer work long into the afternoon!
& then there’s my good friend Cacao, packed full of Magnesium and our happiness chemicals: serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine to help reduce stress and have us feeling blissful all arvo long!
6 Medjool Dates, soaked & pitted
1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Raw Almonds
2 Tbsp Cacao Powder
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Frozen Raspberries
Blitz all ingredients in a food processer or blender until it forms a thick paste. Roll into bite-sized balls. Place in the refrigerator to set. These babies will keep for about a week and are a delicious afternoon snack!
I hope you love these as much as I do!
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