As a long distance athlete ( I’m a runner and long distance skateboarder) and long term vegan I am always looking for ways to add protein to my diet. In North America there are many retail ready protein and energy bars available, some of them are even vegan. Here in Bangkok there are not as many choices and a lot of what is available is either expensive due to shipping costs or are lacking in healthy ingredients.
A few years ago I started playing around and adapting recipes for my own. My own personal needs and tastes are probably not for everyone’s palate, so I have put together a number of flavors to share with the Yogis in the studio.
I am going to start sharing a selection of these yummy little nuggets in the studio on weekends. Take a yoga class, taste a sample and let me know what you think.
On Saturday July 25, a limited supply of Cacao Coconut Yogi Bliss Balls will be available after classes.
• 1/2 cup cashews
• 1/3 cup walnuts
• 4 medjool dates
• 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
• 1 tbsp.cacao powder
• 2 tbsp. coconut oil
• 2 tbsp. filtered water
• 2 scoops of Vanilla flavored protein powder
Optional toppings for rolling:
• 3 tbsp. desiccated coconut or 3 tbsp. of cacao powder
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.
Pulse until combined well.
Prepare a surface (large cutting board is perfect) and roll the mixture into balls, then roll them in cocoa powder or desiccated coconut.
Freeze for two hours and enjoy!
Keep the energy balls in a tightly closed container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three weeks.
Makes 12 balls of bliss
ทาน อาหาร ให้ อร่อย นะ (enjoy your meal)