Nut Free Protein Balls
If your school has a nut free policy, the Nut Free Protein Balls are a great alternative using seeds. The addition of protein gives you and your kids that extra boost when you need it. They're also gluten, egg and dairy free too.
Author: Wick Nixon
Serves: 16-20 balls
- 4 medjool dates, pips removed and soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes, drained
- ½ c pumpkin seeds
- 1 c desiccated coconut
- 1 t vanilla essence
- 1 T pure maple syrup
- 2 T cacao powder
- ¼ c chocolate protein powder
- ½ c coconut oil, melted
- Combine everything in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Using damp hands, form into balls. Chill until set in the fridge, at least one hour. Store in an airtight container.
Note: These Nut Free Protein Balls are from my most recent cookbook, Healthy Lunchbox Love. Check it out of more healthy snacks and refined sugar free options.
If you'd like to find out more or to try the Tanna Farms coconut oil, head to www.tannafarms.co.nz and use the code 'wickedoil' on checkout and you'll enjoy a 20% discount.
Is there a particular brand of Chocolate Protein powder that you recommend and some taste horrid! Or could we use a plain protein powder (e.g. pea) and then add cocoa??
I really like the nuzest protein powder, love the taste, cappacino flavour works well with these too. I’ve got a 20% discount code that you can use off their website, it’s the word ‘wicked’ on checkout. Otherwise, I’m sure vanilla would work with cacao powder. Let me know if you’ve got any more questions.