Simple Coconut Goji Protein Balls of Bliss
These balls of goodness give me and my husband energy and a sweet (wholesome) treat. I have tried so many different recipes. Some of which I just threw what ever I had in the pantry in.. and they have all worked pretty well.
I did make some the other day though, and these were different. They were better than any of the others I have tasted. They were more moist than the others. All I did was add more water to the mix and I the soaked the chia seeds.
I love that these keep for over a week in the fridge in an airtight container. It leaves me no excuse to eat rubbish. Especially since they taste like a treat anyway.
When making this recipe, I add all ingredients except the protein powder.. blitz it and take some out to make some mini balls for my son. He loves them too.
3/4 cup raw almonds (you could use brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews), 1 cup pitted dates, 1/4 cup soaked chia seeds*, 1 cup organic oats, 2 tbl raw cocoa, 2 tbls coconut oil, 2 tbs nut butter (I use sesame/cashew nut butter), 1/2 cup goji berries, 1/2 cup flaked coconut, 3 tbl water1 cup protein powder (I used vanilla whey protein but use what you prefer)
Method: Add the almonds, oats and dates to food processor. Blend well for 30 seconds. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Blending until the mixture comes together like a dough.
When you press your finger into the mixture it should be firm and hold well. It should also be moist. If it is still too crumbly add one tbls of water and process again. Do this again until you get the desired texture.
Now roll into balls of your desired size. If you would like, roll the balls into coconut or a little raw cocoa.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. These should last in a cold fridge for 10 days. Alternatively, you may freeze them.
* Simply add 1/4 cup of water to 1/4 cup of chia seeds and leave for 10 minutes. After this time, it should resemble a jelly like mixture.
**If you choose not to add protein, add an extra 1/2 cup of flaked coconut.