{Healthy} Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls
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Recipe type: Snack, Energy Balls
Serves: 20 balls
  • ½ cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup packed pitted dates
  • ½ cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder of choice
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons coconut flour (see note)
  • Optional suggested coatings:
  • chopped pepitas
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • finely chopped unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. In a food processor, process the pepitas until finely chopped. Add the pumpkin and dates. Process until mixture is a smooth, thick puree.
  2. Add the protein powder and cocoa powder to the food processor; process, using ON/OFF pulses, until mixture is blended.
  3. Add the coconut flour, a few tablespoons at a time, until mixture comes together into a cohesive dough (the amount of coconut will vary according the type of protein powder used). If mixture becomes too dry, add a bit more pumpkin puree.
  4. Roll the mixture into 20 balls. Roll balls in optional coatings, if desired, or leave uncoated.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 45 Fat: 1.9 g Saturated fat: 0.3 g Carbohydrates: 4.3 g Sugar: 2.2 g Sodium: 39 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 3.8 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by power hungry at https://powerhungry.com/2017/10/healthy-chocolate-pumpkin-protein-balls/