Protein balls are a great snack to have in between meals when you are in search for a sweet alternative. As noted they are rich in protein to help keep your blood sugar levels stable. The goji berries and chia seeds are packed full of antioxidants. The addition of tahini adds a great source of calcium.
- 1 cup of almond meal
- 2 tablespoons of protein powder (I use pea protein as it is a great dairy alternative to whey)
- 1/2 cup of goji berries
- 1/2 cup of shredded coconut, plus a bit extra to roll the balls in
- 1/2 cup of chia seeds
- 10 pitted medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons of brown rice syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons of tahini
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender/food processor.
If you find the mixture is a little dry still, add some more tahini until you get a pasty consistency.
Once you achieve your consistency take a tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls.
Roll the balls into the shredded coconut and place into a resealable container.
Place the balls into the fridge until they become firm.
The mixture makes roughly 12 balls.