This cacao & almond protein balls recipe is a quick & simple healthy energy balls snack. With just a few minutes and clean ingredients, you can learn how to make a delicious batch of no bake protein balls.
Begin by blending the almonds in a high-speed food processor until obtaining a consistency you like. This can be chunky bits or fine crumbs or even a mixture of the two.
Next, add the dates, protein blend, cacao powder and salt. Blitz this again until the mixture is well combined and clumping together.
Now it's time to get stuck in and get your hands dirty. Form around 20 protein balls from the mixture. These should be big enough for at least 2-3 bites regardless of the fact people like to call them energy 'bites'. Once rolled, the base healthy energy balls are ready to be enjoyed.
You can now roll them in any toppings of your choice, if wanted. I mentioned some options for various powders and crushed toppings*. You could also cover them with melted chocolate for more of a sweet treat. This is the best option for large chunks like pistachio, cacao nibs etc.
These protein balls can then be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or freezer for a month.
* The options here are vast - Including crushed nuts, superfood powders, dried fruit powders, matcha, toasted coconut & cacao nibs. You could also cover the protein balls with melted raw or dark chocolate, for more of a sweet treat.