Raw Pumpkin Seed-Walnut Protein Orbs
These treats make a great protein snack before you hit the gym, breakfast on-the-go for those really busy days, or even a healthy dessert after holiday meals. This is a recipe from Gorilla Foods, a raw food restaurant in Vancouver, BC.
1 cup walnuts
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup hemp seeds
2 tsp hemp protein powder
½ cup coconut flakes
¼ cup cocoa nibs
7 dates, pitted
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup coconut flakes (for rolling orbs in)
In a bowl, soak walnuts and pumpkin seeds for 4 hours; rinse well with fresh water before using.
In a food processor, process walnuts and seeds until they are coarse but a little sticky. Place in a large bowl. Add hemp seeds, hemp protein, and ½ cup coconut flakes and combine well.
In a coffee grinder, grind the cocoa nibs into a fine powder.
Using the food processor again, process dates and oil to a smooth and toffee-like consistency. Add to nut and seed mix. Add cocoa nib powder and mix by hand until well combined.
Form balls about 2 tbsp in size, then roll the orbs in the remaining coconut flakes to finish.
Makes about 35 orbs.