Food For Fuel: Medjool Date and Cashew Protein Balls

Chef Bedford, the host of our new cooking mini-series Food For Fuel, raves about how these protein balls pack a serious punch! The nutrient-dense ingredients offer a boost of energy when needed most. Remember, quality ingredients = quality food = quality performance. Treat your body right, and give these a try today!

Medjool Date and Cashew Protein Balls

Prep time: 30 mins

Refrigeration time: 4-6 hrs

Ingredients

1 cup cashew butter

1 cup rolled oats

11⁄2 teaspoons sea salt, we used Saltverk

11⁄2 cups shredded coconut

1 cup hemp seeds

4 tablespoons chia seeds

1 cup medjool dates

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup crushed cashews

3 tablespoons maple syrup, we used Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup

2 oranges, zested straight into blender

6 tablespoons Skinny Coconut Oil, melted

Directions

  1. Using a high-speed blender or food processor, add the cashew butter, oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, dates, cinnamon, orange zest, and salt. Pulse until there are no large pieces of dates and the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  2. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and crushed cashews to the food processor. Continue to pulse until the mixture comes together into a sort of dough.
  3. Scoop the dough into balls, roll them in the extra coconut, and then refrigerate.
  4. Note: Store the energy balls in an air-tight container in refrigerator for up to a week. 

Watch Chef Bedford make these energy balls on our Youtube channel!

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