Magnesium Rich Protein Balls

Magnesium Rich Protein Balls!

(Low GI, high dietary fibre)

Ingredients:

  • 80g Brazil nuts [soaked in boiling water for ~1hr]
  • 100g Cashews (raw/unsalted) [soaked in boiling water for ~1hr]
  • 100g Flaked almonds
  • 250g (1 cup) light peanut butter or natural peanut butter (if you use natural add a pinch of salt to recipe)
  • 1 cup pitted dates [soak in boiling water for ~10mins]
  • 3 tbs coconut oil (melted)
  • 3t tbs cocoa powder (can use 4 tbs if you want a strong chocolate flavour)
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut (for rolling in only)

 Method:

  1. 1.    Prepare dates, cashews and brazil nuts in boiling water and drain when ready.
  2. 2.    Place all ingredients (not coconut), into a food processor and blend until well combined (nuts should be completely broken down)
  3. 3.    Make into balls and roll in the coconut.
  4. 4.    Refrigerate and enjoyJ

Note:  Makes ~20 balls.  1 ball = ~20% of a person’s magnesium requirement daily*

 

Magnesium nutrition facts:

1 cup light peanut butter provides 99% of a person’s magnesium requirement*

80g of Brazil Nuts provides 85% of a person’s magnesium requirement*

100g of Cashews provides 73% of a person’s magnesium requirement*

100g of Almonds provides 67% of a person’s magnesium requirement*

4tbs Cocoa powder provides 24% of a person’s magnesium requirement*

 

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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