Sunday, 5 October 2014

Home made Raw Energy (Monkey) Balls, great for protein.

I have decided to start blogging about food every so often. Mainly cause I enjoy cooking and sharing the recipes that I have found with others. Also, as a vegan I want to show people how easy it is to make delicious dishes without animal ingredients. I will try to keep a monkey theme to the recipes. 

As a lot of people always ask me where I get my protein from I thought I would start with a high protein snack.

So here goes...... 

Raw Energy (Monkey) Balls. 

When I first tried these balls I was astounded with two things. 1, the amazing taste & 2, how easily they apparently were to make.

One week later I gave it a go and I can honestly say it was actually very easy indeed. You can also mix and match the seeds and nuts you use, so it is a quite versitile recipe that you can adapt to how you like it. 

I only had ground almonds so that was my nut base, and I used a mix seed pack containing Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sesame & Linseeds. As I didn't have raw Cacao powder I used Coco, but I doubled the quantities as it is not as strong. When I had finished making the balls I rolled them in desiccated coconut; just cause I love coconut. Then an hour in the freezer to help them firm up. I have been advised that if stored in a container they can keep for up to six weeks in the fridge.

This recipes origins come from a food blogger named "Delciously Ella" and this link will take you to the recipe. CLICK HERE. 

Why not give it a go and let me know how you get on; a picture would be great. 

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