Chocolate Goji Protein Ball Recipe

My husband and I share a car. Before we moved to a new city it was convenient enough. We both worked in the city and had access to public transportation. However, since the move, things have changed and I have found myself at home for copious hours wracking my brain for things to do. Sometimes I feel like a little kid going through my kitchen cabinets, throwing everything into one bowl and seeing what happens. That’s pretty much how I came up with “Chocolate Goji Protein Balls”. I was watching a movie with a group of people the night before and one of them offered me a no-bake cookie. Now, I love no-bake cookies, I just don’t love refined sugar, so I politely declined. I thought to myself, I have peanut butter, oats & raw cacao. I can figure this out! The next day the challenge was on.  I grabbed every fun ingredient in my kitchen and threw them into my giant kitchen aid bowl. Stirred it all together, created little balls and froze them. They turned out to be delicious, dense, and the best part guilt & sugar-crash free.

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Here’s the Ingredient list:

-1 C. Oats (can be gluten-free)

-1 tsp. vanilla

-2 heaping Tbsp. Coconut Oil

-2 Tbsp. Raw cacao

-1/4 C. Honey or Maple Syrup

-3 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

-1/4 C. Goji Berries

-1/2 C. Peanut Butter

-1/4 C. Coconut flakes

-A few shakes of cinnamon

Directions:

Grab large mixing bowl and combine all dry ingredients except raw cacao. In microwave friendly bowl or stove top combine coconut oil, honey, peanut butter. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or melt on stove top til ingredients are easily stirred together. Stir in raw cacao and pour over dry ingredients. Add vanilla & mix thoroughly. I use my hands. Roll mixture into little balls and set in freezer. They need to freeze for about 2 hours and then can be stored in the refrigerator. If your mixture is still too dry once you’ve added the wet ingredients, feel free to add more coconut oil. Eat throughout the week & enjoy



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