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Today I’m making GOOBIE BALLS.
(How they got called that is a post for another day lol!)
I came up with the ‘balls’ to replace my need for store-bought protein bars.
(I knew the bars at the store were loaded with junk I didn’t need, but they were SOOOOOO convenient, and tasty.)
After experimenting for several months, I found a mixture with the right amount of sweetness — and packed with protein. (please enjoy the recipe below!)
These ‘balls’ have only 1.3g date sugar per 1 oz. serving.
(And dates are the only sweetener used, so PERFECT for the No-Sugar-Added Challenge at Pure Austin. As you know, store-bought bars can carry about 18 grams of natural sugar per 1.7 oz. serving.)
3 cups Vegan Protein Powder (Sun Warrior Classic Natural)
4 TB Ground Flax Seed Meal (Nature’s Path)
4 TB Cacao Nibs*
4 TB Shredded Dried Coconut**
4 TB Trader Joes Raw Creamy Almond Butter
3/4 cup date paste***
pinch of salt
Measure out ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and add about 1 3/4 cup water. Use a mixer to blend together.
(You will probably need to add another 1/4 cup water as you are trying to reach the consistency of cookie dough. The mixer should move easily through.)
Then roll up 1 ounce balls with the dough.
(Makes about 40 servings/balls).
*In Whole Foods bulk section (spices area) **Whole Foods bulk section
*** (only 5 pitted medjool dates, warm water, makes about 3/4 cup paste)