Nut and Raisin Protein Bliss Balls

Nut and Raisin Protein Bliss Balls

If you're looking for nothing more than calories to start the day, then boxed breakfast cereals have just what you want, but maybe not a whole lot more except for the vitamins with which they're often fortified — many of these boxed cereals could just as well be stocked in the candy section. But if you're looking for a good morning helping of protein, fiber and essential minerals — the kinds of food values that give you long-lasting energy and health — then homemade nut, fruit and seed treats like these protein bliss balls are just as easy to grab for breakfasts or snacks, and taste better and more wholesome besides. Best of all, these raw nut and raisin bliss balls don't need any cooking and can be whipped up in just 15 minutes to make enough to keep you going for as many or more days than a box of cereal.

Nut and Raisin Protein Bliss BallsNut and Raisin Protein Bliss Balls
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Published on November 27, 2020

Easy homemade protein balls made with an assortment of raw nuts, hemp seeds, coconut flakes and raisins — a convenient and nourishing breakfast or snack

Preparation: 15 minutes

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  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, soft or melted
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • In a food processor, pulse together the nuts until reduced to coarse crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and process further until the mixture is well combined and begins to stick together. Add a bit more coconut oil or almond butter if the mixture seems too dry.

  • With damp hands, shape roughly 1 tablespoon portions into small balls. Refrigerate until the balls are firm. Store the balls in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to two months.

Makes 18 to 20 balls

Nut and Raisin Protein Balls

Other no-bake protein snacks to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Raw Nut and Seed Chocolate Chunk Mint Energy Balls
Oat and Peanut Butter Energy Nibbles
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Amazing Lentil Energy Bites

Audio accompaniment: Robert Fripp - Music For Quiet Moments 31 - Strong Quiet II (Brussels 14 Oct 2009)

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