Totally Organic and Vegan (Raw and Vegetarian, too), these Protein Balls are the best I have ever made. I added a couple of Soft Dried Figs because the Mushroom Powder tends to have a bitter aftertaste and there is nothing better than a touch of sweetness. If you like your chocolate very dark, then you will enjoy the recipe without the figs.
Pack with Protein and Essential Fatty Acids, and Fibre, this little delights will make you feel fuller for longer. Don’t underestimate the tiny size. It is full of pure goodness.
Recipe (6-8 balls)
100 ml warm water
50 g Chia Seeds
50 g Flax/Linseeds
4 Tbsp Raw Vegan Protein Powder
2 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp “Hifas da Terra” Cordyceps Vital
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or Coconut Butter)
1 Tbsp Maca
2 Soft Dried Figs (optional)
1 Dark Chocolate Bar (optional)
Pour water over the seeds and Coconut Oil. Let to rest for 20 minutes until all water has been absorbed. Add the dried ingredients and chopped figs in small pieces (Brunoise).
Mix well with a silicon spatula until all ingredients are combined and reach a dough-like consistency.
Shape into small balls and place on a parchment/greaseproof sheet.
In a plate sprinkle the Cocoa Powder, and using a peeler, make shavings from a dark chocolate bar. Roll the balls using gloves (can be quite messy, especially if you have warm hands), and place them in an airtight container and let to set in fridge, or if you cannot wait, just have one, as a treat. A reward for doing good to yourself and giving your body the building blocks it needs to function optimally.
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