(Recipe can be found on the site Vegan Family Recipes here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
Chia Peanut Butter Protein Balls make eating healthy seem like a treat. All you need are 4 ingredients: Chia Seeds, Prunes (seen here or Medjool dates or regular dates will work too), Natural Peanut Butter (I went for the creamy PB route), and your favorite natural Protein Powder.
In the bowl of your food processor, add your Prunes (or Dates), 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, a scoop (about 25 grams) of protein powder, and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds.
Pulse until the mixture begins to form itself into a ball (so it’ll be easy to shape).
Use either a tablespoon or teaspoon as a guideline and roll that amount into balls. I used a teaspoon so that it would make smaller snacks so I could have control over how much I ate.
Once they are formed into balls you can eat immediately or else refrigerate and save for later. I refrigerated mine by placing them in layers in a storage container using waxed paper to separate each layer. And enjoy!! Soooo good!
Makes about 10 Servings
6 Dates or 4 Medjool Dates (or substitute 6 Prunes as I did)
1 scoop (25g) Natural Raw Vegan Protein Powder
4 tablespoons Crunchy or Natural Peanut Butter
2 teaspoons Chia Seeds (ground)
1. This recipe is super easy. Just place the dates or prunes, protein powder of choice, natural peanut butter, and chia seeds in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is well combined.
2. Once the mixture can easily be pressed together, roll about 10 balls that are either a tablespoon or teaspoon in size…you decide! (I used a teaspoon so I could feel like I was eating more in a sitting.)
3. Eat immediately or else refrigerate and enjoy later. Go ahead and have a ball!