Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

I kid you not, these are the ultimate and best tasting vegan peanut butter protein balls. I originally created this recipe after spending fat too much money on store bought protein balls. At $3 per ball, having protein balls daily was costing me $21 per week! I’ve also prefer to make food from scratch where I can, so making these protein balls was an easy way to save money, get a nutritious dairy-free, vegan snack into my day and increase how much protein I was eating!

The only downside to making protein balls is the outlay of costs can be a bit expensive. Unfortunately almond meal and cacao powder don’t come cheap! I highly reccomend buying these ingredients in bulk and making a large batch of protein balls. Honestly, if you can – double the recipe and make 30 of them! Store them in the freezer for later, and if you’re like me and have protein balls daily – you’re set for a month!

Once you’re ready to use the balls, simply pop them in the fridge the morning of, or just place them straight into your lunchbox and they’ll be ready to go by snack time!

Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Serves: 15

Cook time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup almond meal

  • 1/2 cup vanilla vegan protein powder

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 6 dates

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

  • Shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup hot water

 

Method

  1. Add all ingredients together in a food processor. Process until mixture comes together

  2. Divide mixture into 15, and roll into balls. Coat mixture in coconut and refrigerate. Enjoy

 

 

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This delicious Coconut Chickpea Curry is one of my favourite winter warmers to keep you toast for when it’s too cold to do anything else other than stay in bed and watch netflix.

Coconut Chickpea Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp yellow curry paste
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp ground chili
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tins chickpeas
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • Rice

 

Method

  1. Finely dice 1 brown onion and fry in oil until browned. Add in minced garlic and fry for another minute.
  2. Mix in yellow curry paste, tomato paste 1 tsp of cumin and 1/2tsp ground chilli
  3. Add in 1 tin of coconut milk and allow to simmer for 3 minutes. Add in a tin of diced tomatoes and allow to simmer for another 3 min. Then add 2 tins of drained and rinsed chickpeas.
  4. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes
  5. Add 1 head of diced broccoli and a large handful of fresh spinach.
  6. Serve with rice

 

Loving our Coconut Chickpea Curry and looking for more recipes to try? Check out our Crunchy Vegan Granola

 

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