Raspberry Protein Balls

Valentine Protein Balls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for me and my family desserts are not a common trend around the house. We have various dietary needs because of allergies and food sensitivities, and I also have eliminated sugar from my diet- even the natural stuff- (only indulging a couple of times a year because I feel my best when I just stay clear). I have been wanting to post and create more sweet treats for my blog that don’t involve added natural sugars (honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc.), and what better time to start than Valentine’s Day! This recipe was inspired by Valentine Truffles created by one of my favorite blogs: Worth Every Chew.  I ran with it in a few different directions and was pleased at the results. So, I definitely thought I needed to share the finished product with y’all! It’s a great way to “treat” yourself without getting in the way of your personal health goals. Hope you enjoy!!

 

Raspberry Protein BallsValentine Protein Balls

(Recipe Inspired by Valentine Truffles created by Worth Every Chew)

Ingredients for Balls:

Ingredients for Coating:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup coconut butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional, taste to see if you need it or not before adding I prefer it added in)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried raspberries, grounded in food processor (optional, for pink coating if leave out they will be white)

Directions:

  1. In freezerMix raspberries, gelatin, coconut flour, and shredded coconut together in food processor. Pulse.
  2. Place mixture in small bowl and add melted coconut oil and vanilla. Combine well.
  3. Roll mixture into balls and place on parchment paper. Put in freezer for 5-7 minutes to harden.
  4. For coating: Mix together softened coconut butter, sea salt, raspberry dust, and vanilla. Slowly stir in coconut oil to thin mixture for dipping balls. (If the butter doesn’t get thin enough for dipping stir in more melted coconut oil).FrozenwithCoating
  5. Dip balls into mixture and place back onto parchment paper.
  6. Return to freezer for 5-7 minutes to allow coating to harden. Keep in the fridge or freezer to stay hardened, and hope you enjoy! (I love to let them sit out a bit before serving so they soften.)

One Comment

  1. These look so beautifully delicious !! Thank you so much for sharing my recipe too and I love your personal twist on these and I LOVE your blog !!!

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