snacks

Soft Peanut Protein Balls

10 minutes, makes 4 balls.

Ingredients:
Peanut butter (without added salt or palm oil) - 1tbs
Oat - 3 tbs (15gr)
Medijool date - 1
Desiccated coconut - 1 teaspoon
Vanilla essence - 1/2 teaspoon
Whey Protein Isolate Powder - 3 tbs
Cacao nibs - 1 1/2 tbs

Method:
In a food processor blend everything together, but not the cacao nibs, adding 1 1/2 tbs of water to make the dough moist and soft.
Then roll the dough into 4 balls, mixing it with the cacao nibs.
 

Amaretto & Chocolate Protein Balls

Simple recipe with no cooking involved, just blending and rolling. One ball contains almost 20grs of protein making it perfect as a post workout snack or chocolate treat.

Makes 3 balls.

Ingredients
1/4 cup of almonds
3 tbs oat (15gr.)
20gr whey isolated protein powder
3 teaspoons of cacao powder
Couple of drops of almond extract
1 pitted medjool date

Method:
Blend an handful of almonds on the food processor and put them on the side. (This will be used to decorate the balls at the end).

Blend the rest of the almonds with the oat, then add the rest of the ingredients. 
Add one tablespoon of water to add moisture and keep blending till smooth.

It's ok that the blend looks a bit dry. Once it's ready use your hands to create 3 balls. Then roll each ball on the almond pieces to decorate and add the extra crunchiness.

Beetroot Hummus

I found this recipe on Deliciously Ella and thought will be a great way to use leftover beetroot pulp from the juicer. There's no cooking involved, just blending.

Ingredients:
Pulp of 1 small beetroot (or 1 beetroot).
1 can of chickpeas.
2 tbsp of tahini.
2 garlic cloves.
Juice of 1 lemon.
1 teaspoon ground cumin.

Method:
Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients together. Carefully add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water for a creamier consistency. 

Once smooth move the hummus in a pot and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, cumin seeds and olive oil.