raw, vegan chocolate protein balls with chia
May 21, 2019 at 4:29 pm | Edited by Riri Tan
So good, so good.
Rainy day like this calls for rich, bittersweet, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate to excite our tastebuds and to warm our hearts. Since busy people like us (yep we truly are, heh) generally do not have much time for food prepping, we came up with a really quick, easy and delicious recipe that can keep us satisfy during such dreadful weather.
Good ol’ protein balls, they truly are the perfect snack, apart from chia bars, to keep you happy. A few of this, a bit of that and bam, you have unconsciously created something so addictive and nutritious. To be frank, we sometimes throw in any ingredients (complementary, of course) that were either leftovers or no longer appealing on their own to make something nice out of it just to avoid wastage. But this, this incredible recipe is specially created to fit into our modern society and to help replenish our lacking diet a little. We did consider hard on its nutrition value, hence we added protein powder and our failproof nutrient booster — chia seeds.
So what are you waiting for? Time to try, dig in and indulge!
CHOCOLATE protein balls WITH CHIA
You can substitute Harmony® Halvia with our Harmony® Previa micro-milled chia drink powder, if you would like.
Harmony® Plant-Based Protein Powder is a 100% hypoallergenic, cholesterol-free protein powder blend perfect for vegans, gym freaks and people with soy allergy. Contains excellent amino acid profile and an extra boost of dietary fibre content to provide you better endurance and longer lasting energy.
Harmony® Halvia chia seeds are USDA and EU certified organic and premium-graded. It is super packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and natural antioxidants. A key ingredient to balance out the Omega-6 with its rich Omega-3 fatty acids profile.
1/4 cup almond butter
2 sachets Harmony® Halvia chia seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
2/4 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1. In a blender, blend everything except for cocoa powder, 1/4 cup shredded coconut and chocolate chips until mixture turns dough-like.
2. Roll dough evenly into firm balls.
3. Coat protein balls with cocoa powder, shredded coconut or melted chocolate. Place in a lined baking tray.
4. Cover tray with cling wrap and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.