There's a huge trend right now in the health food industry -- to incorporate supplements into your food. I like this. I would much rather eat food than choke back 5-10 different pills.
So, why not kick up your recipe a knotch by adding a whole food based protein supplement to your favourite treats! I created these little balls of bliss on Sunday afternoon when I was playing around in my kitchen.
Now I must emphasize that supplements do NOT replace nutritious "whole" foods. That's why I chose this vegan protein powder because it's contains a comprehensive formula of the richest source of vegetarian proteins including non-GMO pea, cranberry, brown rice, alfalfa and hemp.
You could have 2 of these for a nutritious, fat-burning snack or dessert. The protein and fibre will keep you fuller longer and cravings away!
8 medjol dates (remove seeds and soak in water for a couple of hours)
1 cup walnuts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup flavoured protein powder. I used Genuine Health strawberry flavoured vegan protein powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsulfured)
Method: Place all the ingredients (excluding the coconut flakes) into your food processor and blend until smooth - about 1-2 minutes. Form into 1.5 balls and roll in flaked coconut. Place in freezer for a couple of hours or until you are ready to enjoy to let them harden a bit.
Makes 10-12 balls.