OK, so you’re onboard with “Clean it Up Feb” and you’re trying really hard to ditch the sugar?
Struggling to find a tasty protein packed, non-sweet option thats easy to make and will fit any meal occassion?
Here could be your answer; these tasty vegan balls are so so simple to make and I’m sure they’ll prove to be a real pleaser for the whole family. Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Egg and Sugar FREE 🙂
All the ingredients go into a food processor.
This made approx. 15 tablespoon sized balls (I eat some mix along the way! Yummy)
1 small red onion – roughly chopped
2 medium carrots – roughly chopped
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (if using tinned – wash and drain well)
1/4 cup raw cashews or sunflower seeds (^activated if time)
1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh coriander or parsley (mix if have both)
1/3 cup Plain Protein Powder (i.e. *Hemp / Pea / Carob)
1 – 2 tbsp curry powder (adjust to taste)
2 tbsp good quality cold pressed oil (i.e. avocado, olive)
additional to roll in: approx. 1/4 cup seasame seeds – Dry roast or dry pan fry to add a lovely colour and depth of flavour.
Place everything except the seasame seeds into the food processor and blitz until it forms a nice smooth dough. Using a tablespoon measure dipped in warm water, create your balls and roll in the seasame seeds if time allows and you fancy nice addition to the flavour.
^To activate the nuts & seeds just pre-soak in water for approx. 2hrs (max 4 hrs for cashews) then wash and drain well. This ‘activates’ them and increased the ability for the body to absorb greater nutrients into the blood stream.
^Sunflower seeds offer a good substitute for the cashews especially if making for the kids lunchboxes where schools do not premit nuts (cashews insidentially are a seed and not a nut!)
*Hemp Protein created a really lovely green colour, nice balanced flavour and slightly soft texture where as the Carob Protein was a firmer texture and slightly sweeter overall taste.
Pea Protein would again create a firmer texture but less sweet overall flavour.
Below: carob protein powder version