Cocolicious Protein Balls

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INGREDIENTS:

 •1 cup quinoa flakes

•¾ cup unsweetened almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)

•¼ cup cacao honey (I used Beekeepers Naturals brand)

•½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus more to roll balls in, if desired

•¼ cup flaxseeds

•¼ cup chia seeds

1/2 cup clean chocolate protein powder (see notes below for brands)

3-4 Tbsp unsweetened plant/nut based milk

•¼ cup cocoa nibs

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.  Scoop into balls and store in fridge. If dough is too sticky, put in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before forming into balls.  Optional: roll balls into more shredded coconut. Should last 2 weeks in refrigerator.

Notes:

  • If you don’t have cacao honey use regular honey and add cacao powder.

  • I use a cookie dough scoop to make the balls.

  • Perfect mid-morning or afternoon pick-me up snack.  Will also satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt! 

  • For protein powders I like the following brands: Orgain Organic, Primal Kitchen Collagen Protein powder and Perfect Keto brands.  If you're not sensitive to dairy, try Terra's Whey Organic.