Lemon and Cherry Protein Energy Balls.

 

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I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for any kind of protein ball/bite or snack!  I’m seriously in love with the whole concept.  Today, I was in my kitchen with an abundance of fresh lemons and thought I would whip up a new, springtime version for my tastebuds and once again, I find myself a bit crazily eating these!  *Must walk away!*

They are super easy.  All made in your food processor (doesn’t get any easier than that).  You can vary these however you like and make them your own, however, I’m quite smitten with the perfection that is these little lemon & cherry protein balls.

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup of rolled oats (I used organic)
1/4 cup of raw almonds (you can use walnuts, pistachios, pecans)
1/4 cup of nut butter
1 tablespoon of agave or honey
1 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Grated rind of one lemon
1/4 cup of dried tart cherries (you can use raisins, prunes, apricots or any other dried fruit you have on hand)
Optional: 1 tsp of chia seeds

Directions:

Into you food processor, add the powder, oats, nuts and nut butter.  Process until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients.  Pulse until well blended (8 times or so).  Then, using a small scooper, roll out small energy balls and place on a platter.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.  Otherwise, store in a closed container for up to 4-5 days, if they last that long.

 

— Knead to Cook

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