Chocolate Goji Protien Bites
I am so excited to have teamed up with Botanica Health to bring you this amazing recipe for summer!
A little about Botanica, in case you're not familiar: they are curators of high quality herbal supplements and superfoods, advocates for mindful nutrition and lifestyle practices, and they are local to Vancouver, Canada! Amazing.
I've been using Botanica's products for a couple months now. I really like their Perfect Greens Powder, Reishi Hot Chocolate, and Vitex herbal tincture. The performance and quality of the supplements, combined with the company's core values is why I am excited to be collaborating with them and sharing with you.
These Chocolate Goji Potein Bites are the perfect snack for weekend hikes, beach days, picnics, and mid-afternoon munch sessions.
The recipe is naturally free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, and stevia!
Chocolate Goji Protein Bites
Makes approx. 20 balls
1 cup nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews and/or walnuts work great)
1 cup of medjool dates, pits removed (approx. 12-14)
2 scoops of Botanica Perfect Protein Powder - Chocolate
1/2 cup Botanica Goji Berries, divided
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
Optional: 1 tbsp. Maca root powder
Place the nuts in the bowl of a food processor. Process until you have small crumbs or a chunky flour consistency. Then add the medjool dates and process again until fully incorporated and the mixture starts to stick together, about 1 minute.
Then add the protein powder, 1/4 cup of the goji berries, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and maca powder (if using). Process again until fully incorporated. Mixture should stick together then pressed between fingers.*
Mix in remaining goji berries by hand.
Use a cookie scoop or large tablespoon to form/roll nut mixture into 2 tbsp balls. Store in a covered container in the fridge. Bites will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge or a couple months in the freezer.
If the mixture is too dry or crumbly, add another date or tablespoon of water or coconut oil.
If the mixture is too wet or sticky, add more protein powder or cocoa powder, 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
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