1 cup almond flour
1 dessert spoon Pea Protein (child friendly protein)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)
1 dessert spoon seaweed infused oil (kombu kelp infused in grapeseed oil)
2 dessert spoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon seaweed seasoning
1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined.
2. Roll small spoonfuls of the mixture into ball sized shapes with the palm of your hand.
3. The protein balls can be served plain, or dipped in sesame seeds, cacao nibs, sunflower seeds or chia seeds.
4. Put into the refrigerator to set.
Here are some nutritional facts about the ingredients and what goodness you can find in these wonderful seaweed infused protein balls.
Goodness found in chia seeds
Chia seeds contain more calcium than milk (500% more!!). They are also an excellent source of antioxidants and dietary fiber as well as an easily digestible protein and a good source of healthy omega fatty acids..
Goodness from Cacao Nibs
Along with chia seeds cacao nibs are also an excellent source of antioxidants which are so important in our diet nowadays. They are also a great source of magnesum, fibre and protein.
Goodness from Sesame Seeds
Seasame seeds are high in minerals including calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper and iron. The human body requires copper for normal growth and health. They also contain iron which is a critical component in the formation of red blood cells.
Seasame seeds support the body in reducing inflammation and lowering cholesterol.
Goodness from Raw Cacao Powder
Raw Cacao Powder contains calcium, protein, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron. They also contain essential fatty acids and are known to decrease blood pressure.
On an emotional level because of their chemical make up they support indivduals with anxiety and depression.
Goodness from almonds which almond flour is made from.
Almonds are a natural energy booster and are packed full of protein, calcium and fibre. They are also a good source of antioxidants and help regulate cholesterol and blood pressure. They are also said to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Goodness from Seaweed
Seaweed has twice as much vitamin D as oranges.
Seaweed helps us with weight loss by inhibiting the action of an enzyme that controls the digestion of fat. Seaweed fibre also blocks the absorption of fat by the body.
Seaweed contains major fatty acids including Linolenic acid and essential amino acids.
Seaweed is ten times higher in calcium than cow's milk.
Seaweed controls levels of blood sugar and this in turn decreases your food cravings.
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Blog by Margaret Shepherd, Connemara Organic Seaweed