Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vegan Balls of Fury!

I wanted to do a slightly different, even better, version of my protein balls recipe that I originally adapted from Zuzana and Freddie's balls (my balls, your balls, everybody's balls!). This can be eaten as a large lunch-size ball or made into two or three snack portions, like in the first recipe.

I used Maranatha's peanut butter, which is rich in Omega-3 Chia seeds. Also, this peanut butter has as much Calcium per serving as a glass of dairy milk (which is only 10% by the way, but a lot for PB) - why not get your peanut butter mustache on instead, and ditch the dairy!

I also used Eden Organic barley malt syrup which is low in calorie and the sprouting of this product created enzymes that convert starch to sugar. Low in sugar (about 4g in this recipe), this is as good as agave, or maybe even better since it contains a little protein. Barley malt syrup or agave nectar are both great vegan substitutes for honey. Now onto the balls...

Work It With This 'Vegan Energy Balls II' Recipe

1.5 tbsp peanut butter (preferably the Chia kind for added Omegas)
1 tsp barley malt syrup
2 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tbsp almond slices/ slivers
2 tbsp raisins
1 tsp shredded coconut

Combine first 5 ingredients. Roll ball in coconut (last ingredient), to coat. Due to consistency, you can eat them right away with no need to refrigerate or set. You can also store them in a container in the refrigerator or pack them in your lunch. These make great take-alongs. Enjoy these tasty power balls - now go conquer the day!

Holy Balls!

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