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.

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  • 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.