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Chia Protein Packed Chocolate Orbs (Raw - Vegan - Healthy!)

Chia Protein Packed Chocolate Orbs (Raw - Vegan - Healthy!) created by vrvrvr

There is a lot of information out there about Chia seeds (Salvia) and what a nutritional powerhouse they are. I'm trying to find new ways to incorporate them into my diet, aside from sprinkling them on breakfast cereal. Recently my health food store handed out a few recipes including chia seeds, which is where this one stems from. I'm no expert but I do know they are high in omega-3, fibre, calcium and protein. I know of vegans using chia seeds soaked in water in place of eggs (or in place of "flax" eggs). I'm planning to post a recipe for chia egg replacer shortly. This page has lots of great information about these seeds - http://www.living-foods.com/articles/chia.html. I halved the original recipe, since these seeds are expensive I didn't want to risk it. If you don't happen to have coconut oil (aka coconut butter), I think it would be fine to leave it out because there is enough oil in the tahini and almond butter to hold things together. These make a fantastic snack.

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ingredients

  • 12 cup chia seeds
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter (could sub peanut butter)
  • 3 tablespoons protein powder (vanilla or plain)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 18 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 14 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 14 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened, for rolling)

directions

  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Roll into 1 1/2 " balls and roll in shredded coconut.
  • Refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • You could also press the mixture into a baking pan (roughly 8x8) and sprinkle the extra coconut on top.
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"There is a lot of information out there about Chia seeds (Salvia) and what a nutritional powerhouse they are. I'm trying to find new ways to incorporate them into my diet, aside from sprinkling them on breakfast cereal. Recently my health food store handed out a few recipes including chia seeds, which is where this one stems from. I'm no expert but I do know they are high in omega-3, fibre, calcium and protein. I know of vegans using chia seeds soaked in water in place of eggs (or in place of "flax" eggs). I'm planning to post a recipe for chia egg replacer shortly. This page has lots of great information about these seeds - http://www.living-foods.com/articles/chia.html. I halved the original recipe, since these seeds are expensive I didn't want to risk it. If you don't happen to have coconut oil (aka coconut butter), I think it would be fine to leave it out because there is enough oil in the tahini and almond butter to hold things together. These make a fantastic snack."
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  1. Salialto
    Holy cow these are good! The only substitution I made was to use peanut butter in place of the almond butter. Absolutely delectable! Sadly, the nutrition count is way off because it's not adding in the chia seeds, protein powder, or agave. The actual calories are about twice what is listed. Still...who cares? Yum!
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  2. Salialto
    Holy cow these are good! The only substitution I made was to use peanut butter in place of the almond butter. Absolutely delectable! Sadly, the nutrition count is way off because it's not adding in the chia seeds, protein powder, or agave. The actual calories are about twice what is listed. Still...who cares? Yum!
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  3. vrvrvr
    Chia Protein Packed Chocolate Orbs (Raw - Vegan - Healthy!) Created by vrvrvr
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  4. vrvrvr
    Yum, delicious! I used sunflower seed butter in place of tahini. I didn't have coconut oil, so I used olive oil. I only had sweetened coconut, so I cut the amount in half. And I guess I rolled the orbs smaller, because I ended up with nearly double. The dough was a little sticky so I refrigerated for 15 minutes before rolling into balls. Nice chocolately depth to these, which is always a plus! Thanks for a great snack!
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  5. vrvrvr
    Yum, delicious! I used sunflower seed butter in place of tahini. I didn't have coconut oil, so I used olive oil. I only had sweetened coconut, so I cut the amount in half. And I guess I rolled the orbs smaller, because I ended up with nearly double. The dough was a little sticky so I refrigerated for 15 minutes before rolling into balls. Nice chocolately depth to these, which is always a plus! Thanks for a great snack!
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