It’s a cool cloudy afternoon and I feel like getting messy in the kitchen! After surgery results confirmed stage 3 (moderate endometriosis) and chronic inflamation around the same areas. So, I’ve been trying to get organised and trying to make healthier choices and ensure I’ve got my lunches and snacks ready so I don’t fall into the trap of eating highly inflammatory foods and sweets that are easy to get my hands on. At this point, I’ve still been making some not great meal options, but everyday I’m trying to make better choices.
I got creative this afternoon and made these protein bliss balls. They are absolutely PACKED full of nutrition and are a fantastic snack option.
••• RECIPE •••
I soaked 15-20 pitted dates in boiling water for about 20mins. I drained them and then blended up the dates until they were a smooth mixture in my blender before transferring them into a mixing bowl.
I added about 1/2 cup of lsa, 1/4 cup desicated coconut, 1 serving of chocolate pea protein powder, 1/4 cup maca powder, 1/4 cup cocao, powder plus 1 tblspn of coconut oil to the dates mixture in the bowl and mixed with a wooden spoon.
I mixed them altogether until the mixture was semi dry and easy to roll into balls.
I then picked my different coatings that I wanted to roll them in. I chose cocao powder, hemp seeds, buckwheat and matcha green tea powder. Usually i just roll them in coconut, but felt like being a little more adventurous, and I must say, It has definitely paid off!
I’ve popped them into the freezer so they stay nice and firm and keeping them in there will ensure they stay fresher for longer!