Raw Fall Protein Balls
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
With fall in full swing that means fall baking is in full swing. I whipped up some easy peasy protein balls this weekend that taste like fall in your mouth! Even though they look like little balls of poo, they taste amazing and chocolatey. Don't let the look fool you!
I've been loving this weather lately. Its cloudy and gloomy and wrapping up in warm blankets has just been the best thing for the soul lately. I don't feel guilty about getting things done around the house and missing out on the nice weather because it's been so rainy! I love curling up with my hot cup of coffee and some protein balls and watching old bachelor in paradise seasons.
Currently I'm in the middle of a Whole 30 which is going amazingly, but this weekend I got super sick and I felt like my insides were just ripping a part. Digestion can be so confusing and just when you think you're healing your gut and feeling better, something sets it off. It can be so hard to go out and enjoy yourself when you're stomach is in knots. I laid low the rest of the weekend, drank tons of water and tea, took a bath, didn't workout, and just tried to reset my body.
Moral of the story- give yourself a break. You're doing the best you can and it's okay to push some things off to the side to allow yourself to heal. Now it's Monday- although I'm still feeling icky it's time to kickstart the week, move my body and start feeling better!
Start your Monday off with these Raw Fall Protein Balls!
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Raw Cacao
1/4 Cup Raw Pumpkin
2 TBSP Maple Syrup (add more for sweetness)
4 Pitted Dates (more/less for desired sweetness )
Handful of Pecans (I just threw a bunch in, oops)
Cinnamon (However much you'd like)
Nutmeg- just a pinch!
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend together! I would suggest adding in dates and maple syrup in last so you can gauge how much sweetness you'd like the balls to be! Mixture will be really sticky, so roll together quickly and pop in the fridge! Keep contained in the fridge so they remain in tact.
SO EASY! Now go enjoy :)