Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Active Time: 25 minutes
Nutrition Corner: Maple Syrup
Pure maple syrup is a viscous amber liquid with an earthy sweet taste. This sweetener is harvested in late winter or early spring, and is available all year round. If you are lucky enough to live in the Northeast, you can almost certainly find it produced locally. Maple syrup contains the minerals manganese, zinc, and iron which serve as antioxidants and immune support. Although maple syrup does contain these minerals, it is still sugar and should be consumed in moderation. Be sure to purchase 100% pure maple syrup.
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup peanut butter, drippy
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons crisped rice
- ¼ cup goji berries
- If your peanut butter is not drippy, fill a small pot with hot water and place peanut butter jar inside to warm up.
- Add hempseeds to a food processor and process until broken down, 45 seconds.
- Transfer to a small mixing bowl and add salt. Mix to combine.
- In a separate larger mixing bowl combine peanut butter, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix well, until all of the liquid is incorporated.
- Add hemp to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
- Fold in crisped rice and goji berries.
- Use a spoon to help mold and transfer 12-14 balls of dough to a small baking tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze overnight, or at least 4 hours. Transfer balls to a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer until needed.
- Enjoy straight from the freezer.