EASY Vegan Recipes: Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls
MAIN INGREDIENTS (all organic):
•10-15 Deglet/Medjool Dates (the glue, fiber, contain SO many vitamins + minerals)
•2 Carrots Chopped (adds a sweet taste + healthy benefits)
•1 Cup Rolled Oats (great source of carbs + fiber)
•1 & 1/2 Cups Walnuts (rich in omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) + antioxidants + vitamins
•3 Scoops Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder (pumpkin seeds are small but have the highest ratio of plant protein per gram)
•1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon (antioxidants, one of the healthiest spices on the planet)
•1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger (Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties)
•1 Tablespoon Diced Orange Peel (loaded with Vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, enzymes, fiber, and pectin)
•1 + 1/2 Cup Pulsed Coconut Chips (optional: adds a light coconut flavor)
Mixture of pulsed Coconut Flakes & Pumpkin Protein Powder
SUBSTITUTIONS & TIPS:
•If you don’t want to use dates for this recipe, try raisins, cranberries, prunes, apricots, dried pineapple, dried cherries, etc.
Tip: Dates create a sticky consistency which works really well for this recipe.
•Peanut butter, almond butter, etc. also can work well for this recipe.
Tip: The stickier the consistency the better.
•If you don’t like walnuts, you can use pecans, almonds, or pine nuts.
Tip: Nuts are a healthy fat that will not only add to the flavor but also provide some healthy benefits.
•If you are crazy and don’t like rolled oats, try some ground flaxseed, chia seed as healthy additions to this recipe. (just use rolled oats trust me)
Tip: Oats are a great source of fiber, which is an essential part of healthy living!
•If you love chocolate, throw some cacao powder, dark chocolate pieces, or some chocolate protein into this recipe instead!
Tip: I would definitely use a protein powder if you can to add the flavor or chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc. This way you can still get the added flavor but also get the added protein as well!
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