It wasn’t long ago when I almost bought my first protein ball…until I realised it was $3 for a tiny ball!
A macaroon is $3 and that’s a fairly complicated process. Macaroons are temperamental. The weather affects the rise. You have to be precise. You have to be patient. A protein bliss ball? Well, wasn’t that just blending shit together?
I gave it a try and it really is that easy.
Macaroons on the other hand…well maybe another day.
Note: I had most of these ingredients already, but mostly all you need is dates and the rest can change interchangeably.
(Makes about 10 to 12 balls)
5 medjool dates (take out the pits and soak in water overnight, keep the water)
2 tablespoons of date water (from above, add more if needed)
2 tablespoons of almond meal
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons grounded flaxseeds
4 heaped tablespoons of vegan protein (I use Bareblends Vegan Peruvian Protein Powder. I actually wouldn’t recommend blending this protein powder in a drink as it’s very grainy, but it works nicely with the protein ball)
2 heaped tablespoons of natural peanut butter
1 handful of mixed unsalted nuts
2 heaped tablespoon of coconut butter
3 rows of Loving Earth dark chocolate (melted)
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 pinch of sea salt
desiccated coconut (maybe 2-4 tablespoons, used only for the coating)
Throw into blender or food processor.
Blend. (If the mixture is too wet add more nuts. It shouldn’t be so dry that when you roll it into a ball it falls apart. It shouldn’t be so wet that it doesn’t hold its shape).
Once blended, roll into spheres and coat with desiccated coconut.