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Brazil Nut Protein Balls

When you’re in the mood for a savory snack with a slight touch of sweetness, these are an excellent treat to have on hand during the week in your fridge. The light sweet taste comes from natural sultanas (raisins) while the nuts boost your protein and healthy fat intake. Shopping tip: When looking for sultanas make sure to buy ones with no oil on them. Often oil is added to make them appear shiny but its normally unhealthy cheap oils. The brazil nuts are particularly beneficial in providing a large portion of your selenium intake for the day. This recipe will certainly give you your daily selenium quota thus supporting hormonal health for both men and women, liver health while also providing potent anti-cancer benefits. So there is no better excuse to then enjoy these yummy balls. If you like these, you’ll also love our Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls.

Ingredients

Bliss Balls:

  • 1 1/2 cups Brazil nuts
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup natural sultanas (raisins)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup protein powder (I used Joe’s protein powder)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup of Brazil nuts, chopped (to roll the balls in)

 

Directions

  1. Add 1 1/2 cups of Brazil nuts to a food processor and process for about 20 – 30 seconds so there are still chunky pieces of the nuts. Then add the remaining ball ingredients and process until it is mixed well.
  2. Roll 1 tablespoon of the ball mixture up into a ball then roll in the chopped Brazil nuts, do all the mixture like this then store in an airtight container in the fridge for softer balls or the freezer for a harder consistency.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 - 2 hours (in the fridge)
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Servings: 16

Serving Size: 1 ball

Substitutions

  • Brazil nuts – almonds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts
  • Almond butter – cashew, peanut or macadamia butter
  • Sultanas – dates, dried figs, raisins, honey, maple syrup
  • Chia seeds – flaxseeds
  • Coconut oil – cacao butter

Calories: 100

Fat: 9g

Trans Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 190mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 3g