Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls are the perfect post-yoga or post workout snack. They taste just like dessert because they have all the deliciousness of gingerbread with an added protein punch. Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls are made with sweet dates, iron-rich molasses, protein powder, crunchy nuts and warming spices.

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls by @jesselwellness #gingerbread #vegan

They are super easy to make because they are raw so you don’t have to worry about cooking them. You can make a big batch and store them in the freezer so they are ready to enjoy after a vigorous yoga class. The protein in Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls will help rebuild post yoga/workout muscle tears and the carbohydrates will replenish glycogen stores.

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls by @jesselwellness #protein #raw

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a warming spice that adds a real kick to any meal, especially when it is raw. It is bursting with health benefits like:

  • Alleviating digestive distress
  • Relaxing the intestinal tract and reducing gas
  • Reducing nausea, motion sickness, seasickness and morning sickness
  • Providing powerful anti-inflammatory protection
  • Reducing arthritis symptoms and pain associated with inflammation

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls by @jesselwellness #healthysnack #yoga

For more dessert recipes that are so healthy you can enjoy them anytime you want, check out my cookbook Healthy Dairy Free Desserts.

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Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls Recipe

(raw vegan, gluten free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Inactive prep: 2 hours | Serving size: 16

Ingredients

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1-2 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions

  1. Place the Medjool dates, coconut oil and molasses to in a food processor and blend until fairly smooth. If the dates are dry, add 1 Tbsp of water.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed, stopping to scrape down the sides when required.
  3. Form the mixture into Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls with very wet hand because the dough is super sticky. Balls should be roughly 2 cm diameter, and place in the freezer to set and to store.

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls by @jesselwellness #proteinballs #glutenfree

Have you made my Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls? I would love to hear what you think in the comments section!

Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls
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Recipe type: Snacks and Appetisers
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Raw Vegan
Serves: 16
 
Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls are the perfect post-yoga or post workout snack. They taste just like dessert because they have all the deliciousness of gingerbread with an added protein punch. Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls are made with sweet dates, iron-rich molasses, protein powder, crunchy nuts and warming spices.
Ingredients
  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1-2 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place the Medjool dates, coconut oil and molasses to in a food processor and blend until fairly smooth. If the dates are dry, add 1 Tbsp of water.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed, stopping to scrape down the sides when required.
  3. Form the mixture into Gooey Gingerbread Protein Balls with very wet hand because the dough is super sticky. Balls should be roughly 2 cm diameter, and place in the freezer to set and to store.

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2 Comments

  1. Tatjana on December 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Awesome recipe Jesse! These would be great for my next road trip to combat motion sickness 😉

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