When you need calming, but you also need energy (and you’re a little hungry)… Pretty pink caramel protein balls (with maca and CBD oil) to the rescue! Not the regular shaped rescue, to be sure. But an enjoyable escape from the norm, and easy to pop in your mouth when you need a delicious and filling snack.

You could skip the calming stuff and just make these snacks safe in the knowledge that they’re tasty and made with no sugar, wheat or dairy. Or play with different superfoods and herbal supplements. Snacks like these can help support a tired and stressed body, but of course, as always, to really feel calm and able to face the crazy season a balance of good nutrients, enough hydration, movement, and an early night’s sleep is magic for your body and mind.

*sigh* Yes, I know. It’s hard.

Well, at least we can eat good snacks. Originally by @foodyfirst on Instagram, I added a few goodies to the mix. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

snaffles a green one from the fridge

Candice

P.S. To read more on CBD (complete with cool nerdy facts), Jürgen wrote about it here

Oh! And I almost forgot. If you have one of those flat ice bricks in the freezer, place a layer of baking paper over it and use it as a tray to place the protein balls on as you make them. That way, later when you’re glazing them they don’t soften too much while you’re working.

Pretty Caramel Protein Balls with Maca and CBD Oil

If you don’t want to roll 18-24 balls, press them into a dish, chill, and cut into bars.

INGREDIENTS

Protein Balls:

  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Drasanvi Pea Protein Powder (or 3 Tbsp and skip the maca)
  • 1 Tbsp Drasanvi Maca Powder (optional for caramelly flavour)
  • 1-2 tsp CBD oil(optional) 300 mg | 1000 mg

Pink Glaze – stir together:

  • ¼ cup creamed coconut or coconut butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp beetroot powder (or whizz it up with a few raspberries)

Blue-Green Glaze – stir together:

Suggested Toppings:

  • Drasanvi hemp hearts
  • black sesame seed
  • desiccated coconut


DIRECTIONS:

    Into a food processor put all the protein ball ingredients and blitz until well combined; about a minute with a stop-and-scrape.
    Scoop and roll into balls. Freeze for 20 minutes.
    Roll protein balls in colourful glaze mixtures (or drizzle with flair) and – quickly before the glaze hardens – sprinkle with your chosen topping.
    Keep in refrigerator and enjoy at whim.