These Christmas Pudding Protein Balls are sooooo addictive! Bite-sized mouthfuls of sweet, dried fruit, nuts and spices topped with a creamy cashew frosting.
To make the frosting, you’ll just need to add your soaked cashews, coconut yoghurt, maple syrup, coconut oil and lemon juice to a high-power blender and blend until creamy. You’ll want to keep blending until there are no lumps. Then pour it into a bowl and put it in the fridge while you make the balls. Clean out the blender then add the ball ingredients. There’s medjool dates, sultanas, and dried cranberries for natural sweetness, and almonds and nuts for some healthy fats. There’s a little tang thanks to some lemon and orange zest, and there’s warming spices cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. To enhance the flavour and boost the nutrition of the balls, we’ve also added some of our Raw Protein Slim & Tone Vanilla Cinnamon.
Specifically designed to support detoxification and healthy metabolism, our Raw Protein Slim & Tone contains easy-to-digest plant protein, thermogenic herbs, essential amino acids, greens, Iron, Phosphorous, Zinc and more. It’s a delicious way to boost the nutrient content of your smoothies and desserts. If you give this recipe a go, remember to tag us (@amazoniaco) on Instagram – we love seeing your creations!
Christmas Pudding Protein Balls
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sultanas
1/4 cup dried cranberries (+ extra to decorate)
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp Raw Protein Slim & Tone Vanilla & Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 cup cashews (soaked for 2-3 hours)
3-4 tbsp vanilla coconut yoghurt
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Firstly, prepare the frosting. Combine all frosting ingredients in a high-speed blender, blend until creamy - this can take up to 10 minutes to ensure there are no lumps. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate whilst you make the protein balls.
Clean the blender and add all ingredients for the balls. Blend until the mixture starts to stick together.
Arrange into approx. 15 small balls.
Spoon frosting on top, allowing it to drip slightly down the sides.
Decorate with cranberries (or currants).
Store in the fridge.