Our first toe-dip in the raw world was a promising success. We know that the best amount of nutrients are preserved with minimum to none heating, so we believe in the raw concept, although far from religiously. But raw protein-rich foods were something we wanted to try for a long time. So here’s the story of our first try.
We used the food processor for this task; we can only guess that you can also use the blender. And that’s pretty much the only utensil you need.
Ingredients we have popped in the processor:
- nuts mix (Brazil, cashew, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans) – 150g
- dates – 10 pcs
- organic cocoa powder – 2 tsp (~10g)
- cinnamon – half of tsp
- 2 scoops of vegan blend protein powder with vanilla flavour
Add 200ml of water after the mix has been ground, and start mixing again until it is hard enough to form the balls. In our case, the processor couldn’t mix it any further because the entire dough formed a huge ball.
In the end, on a greaseproof paper sprinkle some desiccated coconut. Form the balls, ours were about one inch in diameter, and we got 14 balls in total. Roll each ball through the coconut and the plating is now really up to you if any :).
Each ball will provide you with at least 2.5g of protein and lots of other goodness. You can replace the vegan blend with just rice protein powder and add few drops of vanilla. We haven’t tried using whey protein, but if you want to try, please consider the fact that the rice protein may be a far stronger binding agent and using whey might result in the balls being too soft or even runny.
Let them settle on a plate in the fridge for about half hour. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did :). We liked them so much that we made them for two days in a row!
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