Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Balls
July 01, 2014 | Makes 8-12
- 1 Cup of Hazelnuts (150g)
- 1 Cup of Dates (150g)
- 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein (I use Sunwarrior Warrior Blend)
- 1-2 Tablespoons of Cacao Powder
Sometimes it’s hard to get enough protein in to your diet and these nutella protein balls are such a delicious way to sneak some more in. One of my go-to recipes is my Vanilla Coconut Protein Balls but these are incredible if you’re in the mood for something a little more indulgent, a little more of a treat! They only take a few minutes to make and are full of protein and magnesium making them the ideal post workout treat. Watch me make them here!
Pour boiling water over the dates and leave the to soak for about 10 minutes. Dry roast the hazelnuts at 180’C for about 10 minutes. Then rub them around in a clean kitchen towel to remove any of the loose shells.
Add the hazelnuts to your blender and blitz until you have a coarse, crumbly nut flour. Then add in the protein and cacao powder and blitz to combine.
Drain the dates and add them in, blending on high until you have a sticky paste.
Use your hands to squish and roll the mixture into balls. I made balls that were quite big (about 4 bite size) so I got 8 out of the mixture, if you make smaller ones you could get 10-12.
I store mine in an air tight jar either in the cupboard or fridge.