Eating these protein balls will definitely resonate with the notion of “eating with your eyes”.
Visually you have a protein ball that you would normally associate as being sweet however, when you take your first bite your tastebuds will go into overdrive as the brain processes the spicy turmeric flavour.
What seems an odd flavour combination turns out to be extremely delicious and moreish bursts of health and goodness. Give these Vanilla and Turmeric Protein balls a try, you will not be disappointed.
These protein balls are moorish - they're not as sweet as your standard protein ball but one bite and you will be hooked.
Ingredients 1 cup raw cashew nuts
½ cup raw pepitas seeds
½ cup raw almonds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon unhulled tahini
2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
¼ cup oat milk
pinch of sea salt
A wonderful cross section of nuts, seeds and spices make up these protein balls.
Toast the cashew nuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds and almonds by dry frying them in a small frying pan.
Toast all seeds and nuts until they start to turn a slight golden colour.
In a food processor combine the toasted cashews, pepitas, sunflower seeds and almonds and process for 30 seconds or until the nuts have broken down.
Add the oat milk, unhulled tahini, turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla protein powder, rice malt syrup and a pinch of sea salt to the crushed seeds and nuts.
Blend all ingredients to form a thick paste or dough.
Add the remaining ingredients and process into a thick paste or dough.
Shape into individual golf sized balls and refrigerate.