I am such a fan of this time of year, the sun is out and all of a sudden everyone is the best versions of themselves. It is crazy how weather is Queensland can make such a difference to our moods and health. I was craving some treats over the weekend that we light, healthy and delicious but had a bit of a spring twist and could help refresh my body. These are my lemon & fresh ginger protein balls!
250g Almond Meal
1/2 cup Cashew Nuts
1 cup Dates
1/3 cup Vanilla Pea Protein
1/2 Lemon Zest
1 Teaspoon Sized Piece of Fresh Ginger. Finely Grated
3-4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
Put the dates and cashews into the blender and cover with 1/2 cup of boiling water and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
In the meantime combine the almond meal, protein, lemon zest, grated ginger and lemon essential oil into a large mixing bowl.
Once the dates have finished soaking, blend on high until the dates and water have completely combined and it has made a thick liquid.
Simply add the wet dates mixture to all the dry ingredients, combine and you are ready to roll.
I usually try and make my balls to be about 50g, but feel free to make them however big or small.
After you have rolled all the balls, finish off by lightly rolling them or dusting them in desiccated coconut. You could even lightly toast your coconut before rolling or mix through some extra lemon zest, this will give them an extra bang of flavour!
These will last for a few weeks in the fridge. I have even frozen a batch which will last up to 3 months. Enjoy!
Love Sarah x