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Loaded with high quality fats, complete protein, and just 1g of net carbs each, these convenient and decadent Protein-Packed Chocolate Mint Energy Balls are designed to crush your hunger pangs, boost your brainpower, and fuel your body with every bite.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR ENERGY BALL EXPERIENCE:
USE CASHEW BUTTER: We recommend a cashew butter because it’s the creamiest of the nut butters. Our favorite is Artisana Organics Raw Cashew Butter. While peanut butter or almond butter could work, they tend to have a stronger taste, which will change the flavor.
GO NUTS: If walnuts aren’t your thing, cashews or almonds are a great alternative. Just note that cashews and almonds both take a bit longer to break down in the food processor so it may increase the recipe time.
USE CHOCOLATE MINT PROTEIN POWDER: Not only is our Chocolate Mint Plant Protein Powder a key player in the flavor of these energy balls, but each serving contains 20 grams complete plant-based protein and less than 1 gram of sugar to help you feel fuller, longer!
Protein-Packed Chocolate Mint Energy Balls (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)
ALLERGEN INFO: Peanut-free, seafood-free, shellfish-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free
NUTRITION FACTS (per energy ball): Calories: 122; Protein: 5g; Net Carbs: 1g; Fat: 10g
Add walnuts, shredded coconut and protein powder to the food processor and pulse until a fine mixture is formed.
Add the cashew butter, Emulsified MCT Oil, peppermint extract and pulse until well combined.
Add in the almond milk and pulse until a dough-like consistency forms. If dough is not sticking together, add more cashew butter to the food processor and pulse.
Roll the dough into 1” balls.
Gently roll the balls in the extra shredded coconut for coating.
The energy balls should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Required Equipment: Food Processor
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