These little beauties have saved me this week!
Whenever I feel like I need a boost, or the craving for chocolate kicks in, I’ve just grabbed one of these and they do the trick!
I don’t have specific quantities for these as I just grabbed what I had in the cupboard and threw it together – but I’ll give you a vague idea! It doesn’t really matter what quantities you use – it’s about what you like and finding a combination that’s tasty for you 🙂
What I like most about these is that they’re also full of protein and good fats. I also throw some l-glutamine powder in as I spend a lot of time working out during my week and need it to aid recovery. You can leave it out though – they’ll still taste delicious!
I used freeze dried raspberry powder in this version – I got mine online (here) but your local health store might stock it too.
2 – 4 tbsp Nut butter (I used cashew and almond)
2 – 4 tbsp liquid Sweetener (maple syrup, agave, sweet freedom – your choice!)
a big handful of Nuts – I used hazelnuts, almonds and cashews (you can chop these up if you want to – I couldn’t be bothered!)
a few tbsps desiccated Coconut
1 – 2 tbsp Chia seeds
1 – 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
half a handful of dried Cherries
2 tbsp of freeze dried raspberry powder
2 scoops of Vanilla protein powder – I use Pure Protein Powder available here (you can leave this out if you want to)
1 scoop L-glutamine (optional) – I use Pure L-glutamine available here
Put the nut butter and sweetener in a frying pan over a low heat. Stir while it heats through and combine the butter and sweetener. Don’t heat too fast or you’ll just end up drying the nut butter out. After a minute or so add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. You want to be able to squish the mixture into balls so if it’s too dry add a little more sweetener or nut butter. If it’s too wet add more nuts etc.
Remove from the heat and whilst still warm form little balls! You can roll the warm balls in desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cocoa powder etc but I like my balls naked!