Scrumptious Peanut Energy Balls Recipe, Two Ways!

Healthy Food

One secret ingredient, an epiphany and a blender.

BOOM: hello scrumptious, so glad you could make it ;).

I’ll spill the beans. The secret ingredient is Motion Nutrition’s new Vegan Peanut protein powder. I had my first little taste at Be:Fit London where the Motion Nutrition gentlemen where oozing charm and sharing those little shots of joy with the ladies. Though life, I know.

That’s when I had my epiphany:

I’m taking this dream protein powder to create an irresistible energy balls recipe and sit down with a tray on my lap while I catch up on Big Little Lies. On my own.

The new Motion Nutrition Peanut protein powder is the stuff vegan heaven is (probably) made off. Beautifully sourced ingredients, no added sugar, simply lots of quality plant protein. I tell you ladies, if you’re into peanuts (no pun intended), there’s nothing like it out there.

What’s more exciting than a new energy balls recipe with an out-of-this-world-protein-powder-to-rock-your-nutty-boat?

Answer: two energy balls recipes to rock your nutty boat. A double super crazy goodness-packed peanut case.

Cocoa Peanut Energy Balls – YES baby!

There are perfectly logical reasons for my creative generosity here. 1) It’s actually only one recipe with tiny variations and 2) I had to have an excuse to recipe test AGAIN.

These energy balls are gluten free, dairy-free, sugar-free and – you’ve guessed it – totally scrumptious. Let’s get rolling, darlings.

Base Ingredients

  • 1 mug almonds
  • 2 mugs pitted Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp almond butter

For the Cocoa Peanut Energy Balls: crowd pleaser with a punch

  • 1 scoop Motion Nutrition Vegan Peanut Protein Powder (use scoop measure that comes with the bag)
  • 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder

I first shared this recipe at my first healthy cooking workshop and everyone loved it (if you didn’t, now is NOT the time to come forward).

Spot the energy balls?

For the Super Nutty Energy Balls: keep it simple and peanutty

  • 1 scoop Motion Nutrition Vegan Peanut Protein Powder (use scoop measure that comes with the bag)
  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt

Directions

Grind the almonds in a blender (I love the Thermomix). Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, making sure there are still some crunchy bits for that extra texture. The mixture should be sticky enough to easily roll into little balls but not so much so that your hands are instantly covered in date puree.

Tip: If it’s too dry add a couple teaspoons of water until it reaches a good consistency.

Roll into small balls. I dare you not to try the mixture before you’ve rolled them all! I’m always 1 or 3 energy balls short by the end of it…

Cover them in chia seeds, hemp seeds, poppy seeds or a mix of all these for fun! The kids would probably love to use up all of the glitter strands and pretend they’re chocolate truffles… Hey, sometimes you do what you have to do.

Those Super Nutty ones!

Pop them in the freezer to set. Store them in the fridge for a week. They also keep well in the freezer. But frankly mine never last more than 3 days in the fridge, I’ve got 3 kids after all (what will be your excuse?).

You can indulge on these amazing healthy snacks pre or post workouts or just as an afternoon pick me up. Can’t be bothered with energy balls? No problem. Just add some peanut protein powder to your favourite almond milk, shake and drink. Still utterly delicious.

Not half as exciting as my energy balls though, I must say.

Go on, get rolling darling – just leave some for the next day!

Buy Motion Nutrition Roasted Peanut Protein Powder here.

With love,

C xo

Ps. I wasn’t just hanging out with the guys drinking protein shots at Be:Fit – find out what else I was up to here: 6 Best Things About Be:Fit London 2017 !



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