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Beyond the Compass Choco-Nut Protein Balls

We are so thrilled to be featuring one of Hannah Davies’ delicious, healthy recipes today.  A printable version of the recipe will be available at the end of the post.

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Beyond the Compass Choco-Nut Protein Balls

(Sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast – sweet enough to be dessert!

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup pitted dates*
½ cup walnuts
1 ¾ rolled oats
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp. hemp hearts
½ cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 tbsp. melted coconut oil

Topping:

3 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

*If using medjool dates, less liquid may be required. Start with ¼ cup of the almond milk and work your way up.

Yields: 18- 24 balls

Directions:

1 – Add dates, walnuts and rolled oats to a food processor. Blend until the mixture is blended, but slight chunks remain.

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2 – Melt the coconut oil.

3 – Next, add in the protein powder, shredded coconut, almond milk and coconut oil to the food processor. Blend until mixture reaches a smooth, but sticky, consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add in a tbsp. of almond milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached

4 – Take approximately 1.5 – 2 tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a spherical shape.

5 – Place the ball on a cookie sheet.

6 – Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.

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Picture by Hannah Davies

7 – Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for an hour, or until the balls are firm.

8 – Remove the balls from the freezer. Individually roll each ball in the extra shredded coconut.

9 – Transfer the balls to an airtight container. They will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks!

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Photo by Hannah Davies

Note: When rolling the balls, keep your hands wet – Otherwise, you might see more of the mixture on your hands then on the cookie sheet!

Printable Recipe: Choco-Nut Protein Balls

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