Looking for energy and protein in this busy life? Try our Hemp heart energy protein ball recipe for a healthy and convenient snack everyone will enjoy.
As a mom of 3 energetic kids I value fueling myself so I can keep up with them AND feeding them the nutrition they deserve. Add to that, the responsibilities of being a wife, beekeeper’s helper, 2-time entrepreneur and friend to many, I don’t have time or energy to waste.
I’m sure it’s not this way in your home but my kids are always hungry! I feel like I’m always in the kitchen making something for them to eat.
When I set out to create this snack I was looking for a way to accomplish two tasks at once: Spend quality time with my kids and provide them with a delicious and nutritious snack they’ll thank me for. Can you say supermom? I may not have everything together, but this sure made my kids’ day.
Why hemp? For so many reasons! Protein, omegas, fiber… the list goes on.
In a nutshell, here is why I love this recipe and will continue to make it for years to come:
- It’s delicious;
- It’s fun and interactive for the kids;
- It is insanely nutritious;
- It is sooooo simple and easy;
- The kids literally scarf them down.
Now that you know the why, let’s get to the how.
Hemp heart energy protein ball recipe
In a food processor or high-speed blender combine:
Mix in the food processor until ingredients clump together and form a ‘dough’
Remove dough from the food processor and roll into little ½ balls. (The kids love to help with this step)
Once all balls are formed allow kids to roll them (think like a snickerdoodle) into their favorite topping. We used freeze dried blackberries, hemp hearts and cocoa nibs.
Experiment, ask your kids what they want to try and see what your family likes best. Then tag us @humminghemp on social media to show us your creations!
*I only use organic oats as many crops in America are sprayed with a toxic chemical called glyphosate (RoundUp) before harvesting; oats being one of them. Organic oats regularly test very low to NO glyphosate whereas conventional oats have been found to contain a level of glyphosate I am not (and will never be) comfortable feeding myself or my children.
**Why I only use organic ceylon cinnamon, or what is commonly called ‘the safer cinnamon’
There are four common types of cinnamon: Vietnamese, Chinese (cassia), Indonesian, and Ceylon (true) cinnamon. Ceylon is the safest in terms of the level of coumarin it contains. Research has found that eating too much coumarin may harm your liver and increase the risk of cancer