Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates

Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates

Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates

Energy balls with quinoa and dates are a super healthy whole plant based food. They are high in plant protein and other vitamins and minerals. This chocolate quinoa protein balls recipe with dates is perfect for meal prep, health, and weight loss.

Quinoa is a healthy plant based superfood. It’s packed with plant protein, vitamins and minerals. Quinoa actually tastes really good combined with sweet or savory flavors. That’s why this recipe is delicious with dates and dairy free chocolate. It’s perfect for healthy chocolate energy balls recipe with dates.

These plant based energy balls are great for healthy breakfasts or snacks. You can meal prep them too. My kids love to eat these before school and in their lunch. 

These plant based chocolate energy balls recipe with dates are gluten free, plant based, and healthy. Great for health and weight loss.

Chocolate energy balls recipe with dates is so easy to make.

Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates Plant based vegan bites with chocolate
Quinoa protein balls

You only need 6 easy ingredients to make these vegan chocolate quinoa energy bites with dates. The ingredients include 1 cup quinoa, 2 cups dried dates (pitted), and 1 cup almond milk.

You also need 12 oz dairy free dark chocolate chips for baking, 1 tsp stevia, and 1/2 tsp salt. Plant based quinoa chocolate energy balls recipe with dates are so simple to cook also. 

Start with a large mixing bowl and combine the dried dates (pitted) with almond milk. Allow the dried dates to soak for 1 hour at room temperature (this helps them blend up better).

In the meantime cook the quinoa in a medium cooking pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add the quinoa to the boiling water and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Then remove from heat. 

Store cooked quinoa in the refrigerator while preparing the rest of this recipe. Using a blender or food processor, purée the soaked dates and almond milk. If it doesn’t purée perfectly that’s ok. Mine was a little chunky. 

Add the date purée to the bowl with the cooked quinoa and mix together with a large mixing spoon. In a separate large mixing bowl melt the sugar free dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat for 40 seconds at a time, and stir in between to prevent burning the chocolate.

Add the quinoa dates energy bite mixture into the melted chocolate and stir vigorously with a large spoon until thoroughly combined. Your chocolate energy balls recipe with dates is almost ready.

Store the mixture in the refrigerator to allow it to thicken in order to form the energy balls (3 hours maximum). Then separate healthy energy bites into 9 separate portions and manually roll them into balls.

Store vegan energy bites on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment paper 

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Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates
Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates Vegan plant based chocolate bites
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Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates

These plant based chocolate quinoa bites are healthy and easy to make

Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dates, healthy, plant based diet, quinoa, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Soaking time for dates 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 33 minutes
Servings 10 Bites
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa Dry
  • 2 Cups Dried dates Pitted
  • 1 Cup Almond milk Or vegan milk of your choice
  • 12 Oz Dairy free sugar free dark chocolate chips for baking
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the dried dates (pitted) with almond milk. 

  2. Allow the dried dates to soak for 1 hour at room temperature (this helps them blend up better)

  3. In the meantime cook the quinoa in a medium cooking pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil.

  4. Add the quinoa to the boiling water and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Then remove from heat. 

  5. Store cooked quinoa in the refrigerator while preparing the rest of this recipe

  6. Using a blender or food processor, purée the soaked dates and almond milk. If it doesn’t purée perfectly that’s ok. Mine was a little chunky. 

  7. Add the date purée to the bowl with the cooked quinoa and mix together with a large mixing spoon. 

  8. In a separate large mixing bowl melt the sugar free dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat for 40 seconds at a time, and stir in between to prevent burning the chocolate.

  9. Add the quinoa dates mixture into the melted chocolate and stir vigorously with a large spoon until thoroughly combined

  10. Store the mixture in the refrigerator to allow it to thicken in order to form the energy balls (3 hours maximum)

  11. Then separate into 9 separate portions and manually roll them into balls

  12. Store on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment paper 

    Energy Balls With Quinoa And Dates Plant based vegan bites with chocolate
  13. You can also flatten into a cake pan and cut into breakfast bars instead of balls if you like

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Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam Recipe

Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam Recipe

Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam Recipe 

This kiwi fruit chia seed jam recipe is fresh and refreshing. It’s easy, healthy, vegan, and plant based. Kiwi jelly is a perfect on whole wheat toast or pancakes.

Kiwi fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally so are chia seeds! Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They promote digestion, energy, and overall health. It makes the best Kiwi jam recipe.

This plant based diet recipe is so easy to make. The hardest part of making kiwi jelly is cutting the skin off and then waiting for the chia seeds to absorb kiwi fruit juice. Which isn’t hard at all. It just takes the longest amount of time because this recipe is so quick. 

My toddler just polished off some whole wheat toast smothered in raw vegan kiwi chia seed jam. I’m so happy she ate something healthy for breakfast today. However I know her number 2 is going to be epic from those chia seeds!

This healthy vegan jelly only needs three ingredients 

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Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam Recipe

The simple raw plant based ingredients for this kiwi jelly include About 10 kiwi fruit with the skin peeled off. Also 1 tbsp stevia, or sweetener of your choice to taste, and 1/4 cup chia seeds.

Kiwi jelly made with chia seeds is so simple to make also. First remove the skin off all the kiwi fruits and cut them into chunks. Using a blender or food processor blend the kiwi fruit into a purée.

Add the sweetener to the chia seed jam and blend again until thoroughly combined. In a large mixing bowl combine the kiwi fruit purée with the chia seeds and mix with a whisk or large spoon until thoroughly combined 

Cover the bowl of kiwi jam mixture with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to allow the chia seed jam to absorb liquid and thicken. It should be thick like jelly or jam in about 3 hours. This chia jelly is a raw vegan food packed with plant protein.

Raw vegan kiwi jam made with chia seeds is so healthy

Kiwi Fruit Chia Seed Jam

This plant based recipe is so healthy and tasty.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chia seeds, healthy, jelly, plant based diet, raw vegan, weight loss, whole foods
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigeration/ Chill time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 25 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 10 Whole Kiwi fruits Skinned and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp stevia Or sweetener of your choice to taste

Instructions

  1. First remove the skin off all the kiwi fruits and cut them into chunks

  2. Using a blender or food processor blend the kiwi fruit into a purée 

  3. Add the sweetener and blend again until thoroughly combined 

  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the kiwi fruit purée with the chia seeds and mix with a whisk or large spoon until thoroughly combined 

  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to allow the chia seeds to absorb liquid and thicken 

  6. It should be thick like jelly or jam in about 3 hours

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Chia Seed Pudding Energy Balls

Chia Seed Pudding Energy Balls

Chia Seed Pudding Energy Balls Recipe

These Chia Seed Pudding Energy Balls are healthy tasty and easy to make. I like to make a batch and keep them in the fridge for the whole family to snack on. This energy balls with peanut butter recipe is no bake, raw vegan and gluten free.

Raw Chia seeds are very healthy for you.  And so easy to make Energy balls with. Chia seeds are so nutritionally beneficial for your body. They continue to absorb liquid after you eat them.

This causes chia seeds to get bigger in your tummy and during digestion. Which feels you feeling full and pushes out old stuff in your colon and intestines. That’s one reason chia seed pudding is so healthy. Also because these energy balls with peanut butter can help you lose weight.

Chia seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and calcium. Also manganese, magnesium, and Phosphorus. And zinc, vitamin B3, and potassium. They may a great binder for energy balls.

Chia seeds contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2. They are a packed with antioxidants. These plant based seeds are a potent antioxidant and complete protein. 

This energy balls with peanut butter recipe is easy

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These Chia Seed Pudding energy balls with peanut butter only require 6 ingredients. Recipe ingredients are 4 tbsp chia seeds, 1 cup water, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Also 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 cup almond flour, and 2 tsp stevia. 

Directions for no bake energy balls are simple as well. Start by soaking 3 tbsp chia seeds in the water. Save the 4th tbsp to garnish Energy balls later. Allow chia seeds to soak for 1 hour.

In a separate mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and whisk. Add peanut butter to chia seeds/water and manually mix with a large spoon until thoroughly combined. 

Then Add dry raw ingredients to wet ingredients and manually mix and fold into a dough. Next Separate into 12 separate portions and roll into balls. Lastly Garnish with some dry chia seeds. No bake energy balls with peanut butter recipes are beneficial for weight loss and health.

Additionally This raw vegan recipe is healthy, plant based, and gluten free!

Chia Seed Pudding Energy Balls

This easy no bake recipe is so easy

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine asian
Keyword antioxidants, chia seeds, gluten free, healthy, plant based diet, raw vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Time for soaking the chia seeds 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Energy Balls
Calories 60 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp stevia

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl Start by soaking 3 tbsp chia seeds in 1 cup water for 1 hour

  2. In a separate mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and whisk  

  3. Add peanut butter to chia seeds/water and manually mix with a large spoon until thoroughly combined 

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and manually mix and fold into a dough

  5. Separate into 12 separate portions and roll into balls

  6. Garnish with some dry chia seeds 

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Spicy Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball Recipe

Spicy Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball Recipe

Spicy Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball Recipe

This Spicy Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball Recipe is easy and delicious

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, raw, vegan
Keyword gluten free, nut cheese, plant based diet, raw food, vegan
Prep Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Chill time 3 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 330 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews unsalted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black garlic powder seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary

Instructions

  1. Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours at room temperature. 

  2. Drain cashews from water and blend into paste

  3. Add Apple cider vinegar and spices.  Blend some more until thoroughly combined.

  4. Use your hands to knead and roll into a ball.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in fridge for a few hours. 

About The Recipe: Cashew Cheese Ball Recipe

It’s actually quite easy to make these types of vegan cheese spreads. They contain wholesome healthy plant ingredients and taste so good in this recipe for cashew cheese. Keep scrolling for this Spicy Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball.

Vegan cheese spreads like this one go great on toast, crackers, in sandwiches, even crumbled into salads or potatoes. This recipe for cashew cheese can crumble, is soft and spreadable. I love crumbling this cheese on salads and on top of pasta.

Cashews grow on evergreen trees. The United States is the largest consumer of cashews. We eat 90% of all the worlds cashew consumption! That’s seems kind of greedy! We must love recipe for cashew cheese.

More about cashews

Cashews

The cashew seed is eaten raw, used in recipes, and processed into butters and creams. Cashews are rich in protein, fiber, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. They are more porous than other seeds and therefor require less soaking time than others. They are great for these type of easy gluten free vegan cheese recipes.

Black garlic is aged garlic. The browning is due to Maillard reaction not caramelization. The entire garlic bulb is heated over weeks to create black cloves. It’s delicious in vegan cheese recipes. In fact I’m almost out and need to get some more. This recipe for cashew cheese is simple

Cayenne pepper are a moderately hot chili pepper spice. They usually rank somewhere between 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. Add cayenne pepper to this recipe for cashew cheese for some heat. I enjoy a little heat but you can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your liking.

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Vegan Cashew Cheese

Ingredients for this recipe include 1 cup cashews unsalted, 1 cup water, and 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar. Additionally, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp black garlic powder seasoning, and 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast.

Other spices include 1/2 tbsp onion powder, 1/2 tbsp Cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary. The directions are just as easy. Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours at room temperature. 

Drain cashews from water and blend into paste. Then Apple cider vinegar and spices.  Blend some more until thoroughly combined. Use your hands to knead and roll into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let vegan cheese chill in fridge for a few hours.

Is it spreadable? 

This plant based cashew cheese ball is perfectly spreadable. I love using it to spread on crackers and bread rolls. Additionally the seasonings make it so mouthwatering. Everyone will enjoy this appetizer at dinner parties, picnics, BBQ, and gatherings.

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