Times have changed so much since I was a kid. Children have so many choices these days that they’ve become fussier than ever. Recently our youngest grandson was diagnosed with a problem that plagues our family, Hypoglycemia. Keeping his blood glucose stable is crucial, so now I’m off on a quest to make high protein snacks that can keep his blood sugar stable throughout the day. This is a healthy, vegan, gluten free snack that can be enjoyed by all (except those with nut allergies of course). Simply mix, roll and chill then watch them disappear!!!
HIGH PROTEIN CHOCOLATE COCONUT ALMOND BALLS
2 cups gluten free quick cook oats
3/4 cup chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
1/4 cup organic coconut flour
1/4 cup pitted minced dates
3 Tablespoons finely chopped almonds
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water plus 2 Tablespoons
3 Tablespoons almond butter
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl (preferably with a stand mixer with a batter paddle as dough will become very stiff). Add wet ingredients and mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in the coating mixture. Place on a parchment lined dish and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.
Makes 24 balls.
Enjoy! Here is one of my favorite quotes to start your day!!
“Peace is not the absence of turmoil but the presence of God”