Cinnamon Pumpkin Protein Energy Balls
I love nothing more than a healthy snack that also satisfies that sweet craving. These energy balls are loaded with fibre, healthy fats, and plant-based protein, all of which help promote satiety postmeal.
Enjoy 1–2 of these as a sweet treat midday. I promise they do not disappoint!
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 5 tbsp. pumpkin seed protein powder
- ½ cup crunchy peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter)
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
Place all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a food processor. Blend together well.
Fold in dark chocolate chips.
Take 1–2 tbsp. dough and form into balls, rolling between your hands.
Place balls in an airtight container and store in your fridge for up to one week, or in your freezer for 2–3 months.
A registered dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, personal trainer, and family-food expert who specializes in women and child nutrition and fitness, she loves helping families get healthy together.