Protein – Balls of Energy/ Balls of Power
By Susan Arruda
1/2 of a 375 g pkg dried pitted dates ( approx 1-1/4 cups)
1/3 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
1 cup dried prunes
1/2 cup protein powder
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flax
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup water or coconut water
Blend all ingredients in a food processor in increments until smooth.
For easier handling of dough, refrigerate for several hours, overnight, or freeze for approx. 30 mins.
With clean hands (I found semi-damp hands helpful as the dough is quite tacky), roll into golf ball sizes.
*Toppings of Choice. Roll each ball in the following options: steel cut oats, protein powder, desiccated coconut, walnut pieces or other nuts of choice, crushed bran flakes, etc…
*PLEASE NOTE: The caloric breakdown does not include any of the above listed topping choices.