These "fiber balls" are rich in fiber, protein and are vegan AND gluten free. They taste like candy, good luck only having one! See below for complete nutritional information of the ingredients!
1 package medjool dates (pitted)
2 cups walnuts
2 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoon cacao powder
1 cup hemp seeds
Cut up dates into small chunks and place in a food processor with the walnuts
Blend - but be careful! If you have a small food processor, you might want to put in half of the recipe in first, take out then do the other half.
After blended, add the cacao and the maple syrup to the food processor and blend again until completely mixed.
Roll into small balls
Put hemp seeds in a large bowl and cover the balls with the hemp seeds completely
Place the balls on a plate or Tupperware container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
Serve and enjoy!
* Eat within a week of making
Health Benefits of Ingredients:
Dates are an extremely alkaline food and contain a large amount of soluble fiber called beta-D-glucan which has been shown to help balance blood sugar levels.
Walnuts are full of antioxidants, vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, omega 3 fatty acids and minerals such as manganese, copper, phosphorous, and magnesium.
Cacao is full of calcium, iron, magnesium and antioxidants.
Hemp seeds are full of healthy fats and protein, and they add a nice crunch!
Reference: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods