Once upon a time, not so long ago I became obsessed with balls. I love a good ball at the end of the day… or in the morning… or a quick nooner. Chocolate, cherry, vanilla, nutty… almost any kind will do.
Wait, what are we talking about again? Right! Protein balls! I recently had a yoga and ball making workshop for a local mom’s group and it was a blast. We yoga’d, we made balls, and we exhausted every ball joke there ever was. But this workshop reminded me how much I love healthy treats and how easy they are to whip up and pop in your mouth (sorry, not sorry).
Here’s my current favorite ball recipe!
Chocolate Cherry Balls
1 cup Cashews
1 cup Pecans
½ cup Frozen Pitted Cherries
½ cup Almond Butter
2 tbsp Cacao
1 tbsp Maca powder
½ cup pitted Dates
Splash Vanilla Extract
Pink Sea Salt
Canned Coconut Milk
I like to pulse the nuts in a blender or food processor first and then add everything else. Mix until a doughy consistency adding a little coconut milk as needed. Roll into balls and stick in the fridge or freezer. Ball hard.
I get asked a lot about the products that I use. I’m obsessed with Foods Alive brand Cacao and Maca right now. I use several of their products because they are super high quality and delish. I also only use coconut milk from a can as most milks in a carton have carrageenan in them. I only buy nut butters that have nuts in them. No palm oil or sugar! Medjool dates are consistently the best to use as a sweetener (or to eat dipped in almond butter standing over the sink).
Get creative with your ball making. You can essentially mix almost anything using this general template together and it will taste good! Sometimes I roll them in shredded coconut or add chocolate chips.