Lemon Poppyseed Protein Balls

Protein powder is a supplement. This means it is an easy way to get enough protein inside your body if you do not consciously eat a diet high in protein. When I eat, if my meal does not contain protein, I am left feeling hungry. I choose to consume high quality protein sources because it works best for me. That being said, I am always trying new “diets” meaning eating in different macronutrient (carbs, protein and fat) ratios to see what brings my body the most energy throughout the day. Sometimes I start my day with a Bulletproof Matcha Latte, meaning high fat (recipe is on my site) other days, I consume eggs and sauerkraut, high in protein. I encourage you to play around with your diet, notice things like energy, clarity, focus, irritation, inflammation as you introduce new food patterns. This does not mean that you will have to eat one way forever. Since human beings are always changing, so are our bodies, all we need to do is listen. Some days I consider myself “paleo” and other days I indulge in a homemade sourdough cinnamon bun. Balance!

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This recipe calls for 3 tbsp of protein powder. If you do not have powder at home or do not like to use protein, it can be omitted. These bliss balls do not rely on the protein for flavour, it just makes them more of a healthy snack than a treat. I used a raw, organic, sprouted protein powder from Garden of Life. Much like my diet, I like to switch up protein powders so I do not tire of them, and to ensure I am getting a well rounded nutritional profile as each brand contains different vitamins and enzymes. Garden of Life is a vegan protein that supports digestive health and function with live probiotics and protein-digesting enzymes. RAW matters because heat can denature proteins, reducing their availability to your body. Garden of Life is always gently produced at low temperatures, without any added fillers or carriers, and Non-GMO!!

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I call these lemon poppyseed balls but I did not use poppyseed simply because I could not find them in my grocery store. I used chia instead to get a similar look. If you have poppy seeds feel free to add them (about 1-2 tbsp) along with the chia for added goodness and beauty!
TIP: Store these in the freezer and pull them out as you want to consume them!

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Lemon Poppyseed Protein Balls
Bite-size lemony treat to pop in your mouth when you need fuel, Now!
Cuisine Baking, Breakfast, Raw, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes (fridge)
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Cuisine Baking, Breakfast, Raw, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes (fridge)
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add all ingredients except chia seeds.
  2. Pulse for 2-3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. The longer you process your dough the better it will hold together as it becomes more refined and sticky. Do not over mix, as you still want some texture to chew rather than turning it into a paste.
  3. Add chia seeds to mixer and manually mix them in.
  4. Transfer your dough into a bowl and put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make it easier to roll.
  5. Using a retractable cookie scoop, create 15 bite-sized balls. Use your hands to make them perfectly round.
  6. Store in fridge or freezer until serving.

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