Protein-Packed Powerballs

Protein Powerballs | SPIRITPLATEI make a batch of these once every two weeks. Aly and I love having them as a grab-and-go breakfast during our busy weekdays and as pre-workout snacks. Have one or two with a juice or smoothie and your energy and fullness will last for hours. It’s jam-packed will all sorts of superfood goodies and tasty to boot! 

Beware though! I recommend having these powerballs with water, or a hydrating liquid like juice or coconut water. Do NOT have these with coffee or tea. The chia and flax seeds in these balls expand in your stomach – sucking up the water in your body to create their famous gel-like consistency. This is great because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer and functions as a detoxifier as they run through your intestines. But if you aren’t staying hydrated, these babies will dehydrated you faster than you can say SAHARA. 

Protein-Packed Powerballs
Serves 18
The taste and texture of brownies; the energy and protein fit for a champion!
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110 calories
10 g
0 g
7 g
3 g
1 g
25 g
6 g
6 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
25g
Servings
18
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of medjool dates, pitted
  2. 3/4 of a cup of raw almonds
  3. 3/4 of a cup of raw walnuts
  4. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  5. 2 tablespoons of ground or whole flax seed
  6. 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
  7. 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  8. 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
  9. 1 tablespoon to 1 scoop protein powder of choice (I like Paradise's Orac-Energy Protein and Greens)
  10. 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  11. 1 tablespoon of water
  12. 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Place all nuts, seeds, cacao powder, protein powder and cinnamon in food processor. Process until a course flour forms.
  2. Add in dates and pulse until dates breakdown to a crumble.
  3. Add in coconut oil and water and process until a sticky dough forms and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in the shredded coconut.
  5. Allow to set in fridge for 20 minutes. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Notes
  1. Drink fluids when having these powerballs to prevent dehydration.
  2. You can substitute any nuts for the almonds and walnuts. I love pecans and cashews.
  3. You can replace the dates with a low glycemic sweetener like agave - add a little at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. I personally prefer the taste of the dates to agave.
  4. The nutrition facts below will be skewed for this recipe, as our Yumprint Recipe plugin doesn't incorporate the protein powder. Results will vary on your choice of powder.
Adapted from Deliciously Ella
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calories
110
fat
7g
protein
3g
carbs
10g
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Adapted from Deliciously Ella
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