- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (around 8 dates)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chocolate protein powder (or vanilla protein powder + 2 tbsp cocoa powder)
- 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
These balls are protein packed, made with nutrient dense whole foods, and make a great snack, dessert or grab-and-go breakfast. And did I mention they can be made in only 15 minutes?!
These protein balls were inspired by one ingredient: leftover raisins.
I don't know if it's just me, but I find leftover raisins to be the hardest ingredient to use up. I bought the raisins to make a homemade cinnamon raisin bread (find the recipe on my Instagram here), but then the raisins just sat there, and sat there, and sat there... until this recipe!
What's the first thing you think of when you think of raisins? For me it's trail mix! Overall, trail mix is a great snack filled with protein, iron, and healthy fats. But how can we take trail mix to the next level? Add chocolate of course (hehe). So, these protein balls were created!
Enjoy! And don't forget to follow along and tag me in your beautiful creations @evolvingautumn
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