These cookie dough collagen protein balls are a delicious healthy treat. Made even healthier with the addition of Amazonia protein collagen powder!
The raw Amazonia protein collagen is a premium blend of Marine Collagen with organic sprouted and fermented plant protein. It is designed to support daily protein intake, collagen production and connective tissue structure. This formula contains 5000mg of highly bioavailable, type I & III Collagen and plant-based enzymes to support easy absorption.
To make this recipe vegan, simply swap collagen protein powder for an Amazonia plant based protein. Our favourite flavour is the salted caramel coconut.
To create the cookie dough taste and texture we have used a blend of almond butter, date syrup and tahini.
These cookie dough collagen protein balls are the perfect morning tea or afternoon pick-me-up!
One of the key ingredients in this recipe is cashews. Want to know more about the health benefits of cashews?
Cashews are quite different to other tree nuts and are sometimes referred to as seeds, or fruits, as they grow attached to a cashew apple (related to the mango genus), with the larger part (the apple) often being discarded. However, the potential benefits of the cashew apple juice has been the subject of recent research (and captured the interest of pepsi co), so we may be hearing more about this in the future, as the demand and search for ‘superfoods’ escalates.
For now, we will talk about the ‘cashew’ portion. These nuts are often avoided due to their calorie and fat content. However, cashews are very nutrient dense and the fats are predominantly mono-unsaturated oleic and palmitoleic acids, beneficial for cardio-vascular health due to their ability to reduce triglycerides and improve cholesterol ratios. Epidemiological studies show that those who consume a variety of nuts have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Cashews are low on the glycaemic index, a good source of protein and contain a number of minerals, particularly copper, but also zinc, magnesium, manganese and anti-oxidant trace mineral, selenium. Good levels of some B vitamins, especially B1, B5 and B6 can also be found in cashews, along with Vitamins E and K.
Cookie dough collagen protein balls
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup cashew meal
1/4 cup Amazonia protein collagen powder
2 tbsp date paste
1 tbsp hulled tahini
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp coconut milk
50 grams vegan dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined (it is easiest to use your hands).
- Gently mix though chopped chocolate.
- Roll into small balls and transfer to the fridge for 15-20 minutes to set.
- Serve and enjoy.
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