Cranberry Protein Balls
Thanks to a healthy dose of good fats from the raw nuts, and the natural sweetness from the dried fruits, these little balls are SUPER satisfying! Just 1 or 2 as a snack will give your brain + body a little boost of energy while satisfying your snack cravings. These are also PERFECT for the holiday season coming up! They make great go-to snacks while out shopping!Makes about 14 balls (serving size 1-2 balls)
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup raw almonds, no skin
- 1 cup dried organic, high quality cranberries
- 8 large, pitted Medjool dates
- 1/4 cup protein powder, I used vanilla flavored
In a food processor add the cashews and almonds and pulse until just crumbly.
Add in cranberries, dates and protein powder, then pulse until a thick batter is formed.
You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple times in between your pulses.
If you feel like the batter is getting too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water or almond milk and continue pulsing.
Spoon the dough into 14 equal Tablespoons (I use a cookie scoop for this), the roll in your hands to form balls.
Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
Enjoy and remember to tag me @CleanFoodCrush in your creations! And get ready for TONS of new Clean Eating Holiday Recipes!!