#wellnesswednesday Raisin + Walnut Protein Bites

raisin walnut bliss balls2.JPGGetting in as much plant-based protein is beneficial for building cells, skin, bones, muscle and for reducing inflammation in the body. Animal-based protein is ‘complete’, meaning it has all of the essential amino acids needed in our diet.  You can get a complete protein from a few plant-based sources, and others have to be combined throughout the day to make them complete.  For example, rice + beans, almond butter + rice crackers,  hummus (chick peas + tahini) , and rolled oats + walnuts as seen here in these Raisin Walnut Protein Bites.

You know I’m all about the Bliss Ball, aka the Protein Bite, because they make a perfect mid-day snack, they do not involve cooking, and they are excellent brain food. The best part, the high fibre and essential fatty acids are a must for glowing skin. I combined a few plant-based proteins here, so each ball has those essential amino acids to keep your body nourished.

Ingredients: 

  • 1C rolled organic oats
  • 1 scoop ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tblsp chia seeds
  • 1 C walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Tblsp honey
  • 2 Tblsp tahini
  • 2 Tblsp raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tblsp melted coconut oil

Instructions:

In a food processor, finely chop oats, walnuts, and raisins.  Add in a continue to chop the flax, chia, cacao, sea salt, melted coconut, honey and tahini. Once fine and combined, transfer to a large glass or stainless bowl and refrigerate for 10 mins. Roll into balls and keep cool until ready to eat.  Yields 12 balls.

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