| Chocolate & Quinoa Protein Balls |

Looking for something fun and yummy to cook to keep you on track during the week? Look no further. Enjoy!

| Ingredients | Makes 25 |

1/3 cup quinoa, pre-rinsed
2/3 cup water
16 whole medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 cup raw almonds with skin
1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup dark chocolate pieces, chopped (approximately 3 rows – 6 pieces)

| What To Do |

Place quinoa and water in a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer (lift lid slightly off) and cook approximately 12-15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed. Quinoa should still be warm when adding to the ingredients below.

Place the dates in a food processor or high powered blender and pulse until they form a ball. Remove dates and place in a medium mixing bowl.

Place almonds in the food processor and pulse until finely minced. Be careful not to turn the almonds into mill.

Add dates (ball), minced almonds, peanut butter and warm quinoa to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined.

Add chocolate pieces and pulse until combined and chocolate is melted into the mixture.

Return ingredients to the mixing bowl, scoop out 1 tablespoon at at time and shape into balls.

Place on a tray and refrigerate until set.

Keep stored in an airtight container in fridge or freeze if you wish.

‘Till next time <3 🙂

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