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“Fitballs”

Photo: Knowing how excited you all are at the prospect of making your own protein bars I was keen to get experimenting with a few other protein powder-based snacks... This time I decided to up the carb content by adding a bit of dried fruit. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>The result?  These deliciously addictive "Fitballs" ... Everything you need to keep you going, without any gluten, sugar or dairy, and they taste just like a  fruit and nut chocolate truffle. They're raw and vegan too - Winning all round!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>I got so excited making these that it only occurred to me at the end to write down the ingredients. So I think a retest is in order to get that recipe just right.... If there's enough interest out there for the recipe? Click that 'like' if you're in!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>As long as you have liked the Fitness Foodie Facebook page, you might just see that recipe update hit your newsfeed before the weekend is out! </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Trust me, your gym bag needs to have a couple of these bad boys waiting for you at the end of next week's workouts.  Thank me later ;-)10262184_532599590179866_2356370688351608543_n

“Fitballs”

*Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Egg free, Raw, Vegan
Ingredients:

  • 60g quinoa flakes (or gluten-free oats)
  • 80g tahini (or other nut/seed butter)
  • 50g Natvia (or preferred natural sweetener)
  • 100g pea protein powder (Or protein powder of choice.  Whey protein may be used if you are dairy tolerant)
  • 150g mixed seeds (I used a mixture of pepitas/sunflower/linseeds/chia seeds)
  • 100g slivered almonds  (or other nut/s of choice)
  • 50g craisins (or raisins)
  • 50g unsweetened dried figs, stems removed and roughly chopped into smaller pieces
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 70g cacao
  • 1 tbsp mesquite powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 200ml almond milk (this quantity may need to be adjusted according to the type of protein powder used as some are drier than others)
  • 50ml thick coconut cream
  • 20g coconut oil

 

*Plus some desiccated coconut to rolls balls in

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients, except desiccated coconut to food processor, and process on medium speed until well combined.
  2. Roll into balls, place on a lined tray (or in Tupperware-type container) and refrigerate until set.  (If the balls are not holding together you might need to add a little more almond milk or water.  If your hands are damp when roling this will help form a nice form shape)
  3. Enjoy!!

*May be Frozen

 

Makes about 24 balls.