Lazy Sundays when the house is empty and you’re craving the feeling to do something creative and constructive, are best spent cooking.
Because Christmas is basically upon us, and that means intensive baking for the staff and executives that I work with, I decided to make vegan protein balls, comprised of medjool dates, almonds, hazelnuts, organic cacao powder, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. It takes no prep and all you need is a sturdy food processor and a little patience to ensure the “wet” ingredient (dates) are completely and evenly blended with the seeds, nuts, coconut and cacao.
It’s honestly the easiest, no mess snack that’s both delicious and healthy, and satisfies the after lunch sweet craving we all go through when work gets stressful.
I was planning to coat them all in a dusting of cacao powder but I got lazy and stopped after 5 (as you can see above. It’s like a before and after). Oops.
Sunday was pretty well spent in my opinion.