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Chickpea Protein Balls

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup MAC Foods Kabuli Chickpeas
  • 150g Raw Cashews
  • 2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup Goji Berries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 3/4 cups dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Method

  1. Prepare raw chickpeas as per instructions until well cooked.
  2. Put nuts and chia seeds in food processor and blend until finely chopped.  Add dates* and process further until the mixture is combined well. Remove from the processor.
  3. Add chickpeas, goji berries, 1/4 cup of water**, honey and vanilla paste into food processor and combine until it forms a smooth paste.
  4. Add nut/date mixture back into the food processor and add, coconut, cinnamon and cacao powder.  Depending on the size/power of your processor, it may be better to mix with your hands at this point.  Continue to combine until balls can be easily formed.
  5. Roll mixture into balls about the size of a heaped teaspoon.
  6. Balls can then be rolled in coconut or cacao.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
  8. Enjoy!

* We pour boiling water over dates and allow to rest for 10 minutes.  Then pit the dates.

** Add more water as required to combine mixture

 Makes approximately 16 balls