Wednesday, November 19, 2014

These chocolate bliss balls have protein in the cocoa and peanut butter and walnuts

I recently bought a book on Gluten Free Recipes at the supermarket (as I need to be careful with gluten or more strictly with wheat I think) and I tried all recipes for chocolate balls. This one was the best one by far as the peanut butter made them stick together well. This one also works well for the elderly who needs more protein in their diet.

2tbl peanut butter

1 cup of dates chopped finely

4 tbl cocoa powder

1 cup sultanas

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

Process all ingredients with 4tbl warm water then roll into balls. Chill for an hour and serve.

So where is the protein in these? I the cocoa and the peanut butter.

Cocoa has 1gm protein for every tablespoon of cocoa. In other words, eat three of these and you get 1gm protein. So not significant.

But remember cocoa is also rich in minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and antioxidants and serotonin. Eating it without sugar is good, but you can't eat much at a time.

Peanut butter 8gm of protein in 2 tbl so that is double the protein of cocoa. Note to self: Find recipes with it in.

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