Energizing Sacha Inchi Protein Balls

Energizing Sacha Inchi Protein Balls
  • Type
    Desserts
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Sweet
  • Estimated Time
    24 Minutes
  • Yield
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • Sacha Inchi
    Sacha Inchi
  • Cashews
    Cashews
  • Cacao
    Cacao
  • Dates
    Dates
  • Coconut
    Coconut
  • Chia
    Chia
  • 4 tablespoons of Sacha Inchi (powder)
  • 1 cup of Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon of Cacao (powder)
  • 1 1/4 cups of Dates (pitted)
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut (shredded for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon of Chia (seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Whole Milk (or any non-dairy substitute)

Directions

Simple yet filling, these energizing protein balls could work as a morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Sacha inchi has proven to be the best known vegetable source of protein for maintaining healthy muscle mass, and together with energy-boosting cacao powder, the duo makes for a perfect boost. Along with fiber-packed dates and cholesterol-lowering cashews that provide this snack with its healthy sustenance, throw in some antioxidant-rich chia to make these protein balls roll.

  1. Soak the dates in hot water to soften them.(10 minutes)
  2. As the dates are soaking, crush cashews to the size desired for the protein balls.(2 minutes)
  3. Drain the softened dates from the water.(1 minute)
  4. Add the cashews, dates, coconut oil, cacao powder, sacha inchi powder, and chia seeds into a blender or food processor. Blend until you get a smooth consistency, adding milk as needed.(5 minutes)
  5. Wet hands with water and then roll the mixture into small balls.(5 minutes)
  6. Sprinkle with coconut shreds if desired.(1 minute)
  7. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.