This time there is something you can make in advance and then simply take it from your fridge as snacks or even a quick breakfast treat with your tea or coffee. Deliciously simple and incredibly energy boosting!
I am using peanut butter for this one, but you can substitute it for cashew or any other nut butter of your choice.
Instead of a sweetener, as I do not really like those refined artificial sweeteners that are developed for vegans instead of honey, I am going to use agave syrup (you can use a date one instead, but I find it overly sweet for my taste).
The main solid ingredient is oats. Buy a very good wholesome kind to make it extra healthy. This recipe also uses coconut flakes and some sesame seeds to coat the balls. If you are not keen on those, feel free to use almond meal (you can make ground almonds yourself if you have a fairly powerful food processor) and other type of seeds (splash the cash on flax seeds – they provide those necessary Omega-3 that you might be missing out on if you are not eating oily fish like me).
Vegan protein balls
Yield 24 medium sized balls
I like these balls to set for a while in a fridge, however if you are in a hurry you can mix all ingredients together quickly, form the balls and they are ready to go!
Enjoy the power of wholesome foods and energise your day!
To make 24 medium sized balls:
- 1 cup peanut butter (approx 250 g)
- 1/4 cup agave syrup (75 ml or a bit more if too runny)
- 1 1/2 cup wholesome oats (approx 140 g)
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (20 g)
- 1/5 cup cocoa nibs (50 g) - you can use chocolate chips or cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of water (see how it is mixing up and add more if needed)
Mix all ingredients together. I advise against using a food processor as it will make it too fine, I love how slightly coarse it can be - you are going to get more goodness with it. Some additional exercise whilst mixing too! Enjoy
Courses Breakfast, Snack
Serving Size 2 balls
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Total Carbohydrates 24.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 11.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.