There’s no denying it, lockdown has led to a lot of baking. People around the world are embracing their inner Martha Stewart’s in the kitchen, curating delicious meals and decadent treats. Now don’t get me wrong, while this may bring happiness to and otherwise turbulent, unsettling time… if we were to be real: all these baked creations are also not too kind on the waistline.
Alas, I bring good news. Packed with a punch of flavour and nutrients, global health brand Amazonia has enlisted Healthy Luxe to create sweet treats that are actually good for you.
These cookie dough collagen protein balls are a delicious healthy treat. Made even healthier with the addition of Amazonia Raw Protein Collagen Plus.
The Amazonia Raw Protein Collagen Plus IS a premium blend of Marine Collagen with organic sprouted and fermented plant protein. It is designed to support daily protein intake, collagen production and connective tissue structure. This formula contains 5000mg of highly bioavailable, type I & III Collagen and plant-based enzymes to support easy absorption.
These cookie dough collagen protein balls are the perfect morning tea or afternoon pick-me-up! One of the key ingredients in this recipe is cashews. These nuts are often avoided due to their calorie and fat content however cashews are in fact very nutrient dense.
Low on the glycaemic index, a good source of protein and containing a number of minerals, particularly copper, but also zinc, magnesium, manganese and antioxidant trace mineral, selenium. Good levels of some B vitamins, especially B1, B5 and B6 can also be found in cashews, along with Vitamins E and K.
COOKIE DOUGH COLLAGEN PROTEIN BALLS
Makes 12 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup cashew meal
- 1/4 cup Amazonia Raw Protein Collagen Plus.
- 2 tbsp date paste
- 1 tbsp hulled tahini
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp coconut milk
- 50 grams vegan dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined (it is easiest to use your hands).
- Gently mix through chopped chocolate.
- Roll into small balls and transfer to the fridge for 15-20 minutes to set.
- Serve and enjoy.
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