Chia Protein Packed Chocolate Orbs (Raw - Vegan - Healthy!)

“There is a lot of information out there about Chia seeds (Salvia) and what a nutritional powerhouse they are. I'm trying to find new ways to incorporate them into my diet, aside from sprinkling them on breakfast cereal. Recently my health food store handed out a few recipes including chia seeds, which is where this one stems from. I'm no expert but I do know they are high in omega-3, fibre, calcium and protein. I know of vegans using chia seeds soaked in water in place of eggs (or in place of "flax" eggs). I'm planning to post a recipe for chia egg replacer shortly. This page has lots of great information about these seeds - http://www.living-foods.com/articles/chia.html. I halved the original recipe, since these seeds are expensive I didn't want to risk it. If you don't happen to have coconut oil (aka coconut butter), I think it would be fine to leave it out because there is enough oil in the tahini and almond butter to hold things together. These make a fantastic snack.”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
9
YIELD:
9 orbs
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 118.29 ml chia seeds
  • 59.16 ml tahini
  • 59.16 ml almond butter (could sub peanut butter)
  • 44.37 ml protein powder (vanilla or plain)
  • 44.37 ml cocoa powder
  • 0.59 ml sea salt
  • 59.16 ml agave nectar (or honey)
  • 14.79 ml coconut oil
  • 59.14 ml shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2.46 ml vanilla extract
  • 2.46 ml almond extract
  • 59.14 ml shredded coconut (unsweetened, for rolling)

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Roll into 1 1/2 " balls and roll in shredded coconut.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
  4. You could also press the mixture into a baking pan (roughly 8x8) and sprinkle the extra coconut on top.

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