Pumpkin Protein Balls

If fewer daylight hours and chilly weather are starting to wear you down, pick up the pace with protein balls! Packed with this season’s star ingredient””pumpkin””plus almond butter, nuts, seeds and cinnamon, these no-bake treats are the perfect nutritious pick-me-up on a sluggish autumn day, or any time you need an extra energy boost.

Move over pumpkin pie! These protein-packed treats are almost as sweet and make the perfect anytime snack. Click to shop for organic pumpkin now.

Pumpkin Protein Balls

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
¼ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup chunky almond butter
¼ cup almonds
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon


Directions

1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

2. Use small ( ½-ounce) scooper to shape into balls.

3. Refrigerate to set. Balls can be stored in the fridge for up to seven days. They also freeze well.

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on  Facebook  or  www.macnmos.com  for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.

Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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About Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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3 comments on «Pumpkin Protein Balls»

  1. Michelle says:

    I wish I would of read the suggestion to use a food processor instead of a blender before I attempted to make ;) I muddled through and they turned out great. I added a little agave and some dates. Yum!

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