GINGERBREAD PROTEIN BALLS


Here’s the thing — granola bars can be SO expensive! Not only that, many ingredients can be hard to understand and ultimately, it’s just hard to know what you should be purchasing. This is exactly what drove me to create my own protein ball recipe. I wanted to have a snack on hand that wouldn’t break the bank or have unknown ingredients… plus one that wouldn’t waste any packaging! These gingerbread protein balls are dangerously addicting but have minimal ingredients, are sweetened only by dates, and are even Whole 30 approved… how can it get better?!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds 
  • 1.5 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch sea salt

In a food processor combine cashews and almonds and pulse until ground up into very small pieces (be careful not to turn it into nut butter).

Add in the pitted dates and pulse again until there are no big date pieces left and the mixture feels sticky and evenly mixed.

Sprinkle the hemp seeds, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg and salt into the food processor and pulse until everything is completely combined.

Remove mix from food processor and roll into ~1.5 inch balls (about 12). Keep refrigerated or freeze for later eating!


GINGERBREAD PROTEIN BALLS

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds 
  • 1.5 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch sea salt 

Instructions: 

  1. In a food processor combine cashews and almonds and pulse until ground up into very small pieces (be careful not to turn it into nut butter).
  2. Add in the pitted dates and pulse again until there are no big date pieces left and the mixture feels sticky and evenly mixed.
  3. Sprinkle the hemp seeds, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg and salt into the food processor and pulse until everything is completely combined. 
  4. Remove mix from food processor and roll into ~1.5 inch balls (about 12). Keep refrigerated or freeze for later eating!