Hold-up a cotton-picking minute! Let me share with you my cheeky, cheap and totally awesome protein balls; they are gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free and they’ll keep your energy levels cruising between meals.
I make my batches on Sunday and they keep in the fridge (if I don’t scoff them all), until Friday. They are way more economical than shop-bought ones and you can pretty-much add any ingredients that take your fancy.
I also like to roll/coat/cover mine in various toppings. Desiccated coconut is a good one so too is raw cacao powder (watch-out for choccy moustache though) and crushed pistachios are a little bit lush too.
I always add nuts to my recipe as they will help to keep the GI down this preventing the pesky sugar spike. It’s all about keeping blood sugar levels, well, level.
I keep a stash in my bag if I’m going out for the day (as I tend to get very hungry, especially in the chilly weather). They are easy to snack on and they taste beautiful!
You will need: 🌸 200g pitted dates, 200g cashews, 1 tablespoon of pitaya powder & a few drops or rose water. Blend until almost smooth and add a tiny bit of water if needed to loosen the mixture (if it gets stuck in your food processor). A good size is roughly 40g, simply roll and cover. Pop in the fridge for 1 hour before devouring – they will keep for 5 days in an air-tight container (in the fridge).
Happy munching! Xxx