Pick-me-up Peppermint Protein Balls
Refreshingly minty, these nutty balls are a great in the afternoon or evening, when you need a pick-me-up!
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup raw almonds, brazil or walnuts
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 cup cocoa or carob powder
1 tablespoon of honey or pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of mixed seeds e.g chia,flax, hemp, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin
10 – 15 drops of pure therapeutic grade peppermint oil
Extra cacoa powder, sesame seeds or cocoa nibs for rolling in
- Place the peanut butter, nuts, tahini, cocoa or carob powder, honey or maple syrup, fresh mint, vanilla extract and essential oil into a food processor. Blend until the mixture has a sticky, nutty, textured consistency. Don’t over-blend, or you will end up with a paste, versus a crunchy textured mixture.
- Mix in the mixed seeds by hand.
- Use your hands to shape the mixture into bit-size balls.
- Roll the balls into the extra cocoa or carob powder, sesame seeds or cocoa nibs and place in a container in the fridge.
- Serve, eat, enjoy!
Peppermint essential oil relieves nervous states and mental fatigue. It helps the respiratory and digestive systems, and muscular aches & nerve pain.