Gluten-Free Recipe: Chocolate Cashew Protein Balls
There are so many protein bars on the market today. Some of them are good, but many are loaded with tons of sugar, which leads to more cravings, mood swings and fatigue. These protein balls will not only satisfy you, but will leave you feeling energized and balanced. These fabulous protein balls are paleo, grain free, gluten free and vegan.
If you follow these simple steps, you can make your own healthy version of a protein ball. If you're intolerant to nuts, you can simply exchange the cashew butter for sunbutter or pumpkin seed butter.
Chocolate Cashew Butter Protein Balls
- 6 tbsp. cashew butter
- 4 tbsp. cacao (or unsweetened cocoa)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. ground flax, chia or almond meal
- 1 scoop pea protein or hemp protein
- 15 drops of liquid stevia or 1 tbsp honey/agave
- sprinkle of sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix completely and slowly add water until desired consistency of a protein ball (about 6 tbsp of water). If you need more water, add it slowly.
Mold the dough into little balls and place them on a cookie sheet or wax paper. You can eat them right away or simply freeze them for 10-15 minutes. This is an ideal snack, post-workout snack and a fabulous way to beat the afternoon sugar cravings.
If you want to get creative, you can sprinkle with cocao, unsweetened coconut. Add any of your favorite ingredients to this mixture and your body will feel nourished, strong and never deprived.
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, digestive wellness expert, and detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and International School of Detoxification Level 1 & 2 and certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her approach to health focuses on the foods you put into your mouth and incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body. Her signature Detox & Cleanse is based on the elimination diet. It helps to uncover hidden food intolerances, restore gut health and teach people simple ways to detox the body daily. Visit www.rachelswellness.com.