It’s exhausting. I understand the taking a break with exercise, I fell about a year and 1/2 ago. I’m really rooting for you, and I cannot wait to hear what you have to share in the future! How cute. Your email address will not be published. Tahini can be used as an addition to many sauces, as a dip, in the smoothies or in baking like here. It makes such a difference. This warms my heart and I just want to send you a huge hug! Love that my kids consider it a dessert. My naturopath thinks the gut/allergy issues are just part of the problem though so I’m getting saliva hormone testing and thyroid testing done this week. These were delicious. Thank you for including weight measurements on the ingredients, especially the dates – that’s so much easier to work with. I hope you love them too. As you mentioned some people just pump out recipes (sometimes daily-geeze) and I have no desire to read their content or even check out their recipes. PS: can’t wait to make these. Hey Kayla, aww thank you!! Sending all the love and strength your way!!! I too am an all or nothing person. Use your hands to roll the balls into approximately 16 bite-sized balls. and I’m getting long overdue tests done. I’m feeling really great now that I’m looking after myself again. wow. . Just like your favourite little black dress, they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. If you can add a small ice pack even better. It is sad to have balance the negative talk with our own health. Aug 24, 2018 - These are the BEST chocolate hemp protein balls! I truly appreciate all of the wonderful recipes you’ve developed. Recipient's email* (Seperate Email Addresses with comma), Let's get social! In a food processor or high-speed blender combine: 2 cups organic oats; ¾ cup Humming Hemp Hearts; ¾ cup almond butter (or other nut butter) ½ cup raw USA honey ( is our favorite!) Oh She Glows For Dinner + Pre-order Bonus Bundle! I love your tweaks Elizabeth! And for once, I’m listening closely even though I don’t quite understand the root of it yet. I’m going to email you a copy now. Hemp heart energy protein ball recipe. Put the raisins in a jug with the egg whites and vanilla and blitz with a hand blender until the raisins … In a recent newsletter, I shared my struggles with injury and overtraining and opened up about why I decided to take a big old exercise break starting in January 2018. Thanks for your review! It was a stumble on my clogs that caused me to fall hard on the pavement on open flat outstretched hands. I’ve had a bunch of other symptoms though. I hope you find the answers to healing your physical struggles. I wanted to be one of those fit, pregnant women but I was so sick throughout my pregnancy I had no energy /felt too sick to work out. The more I think about it the more I think so! Just like your favourite little black dress, they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. (Her website is awesome too – Sadly I don’t really have too many answers yet! The themes of my year have been self-care, healing, and gentle movement while I work through some ongoing health issues, and so far I’ve been sticking with them. Oh I’ve been there too with exercise…it definitely works both ways! I love keeping them in the freezer and enjoying one after dinner. Hi, First, let me say that I love your blog and cookbooks and I use your recipes all the time. BTW I LOVE your all recipes – you taught me how to cook :) I am forever grateful to you. Be your own doctor, because no one will care about us as much as we do, and there’s never been so much helpful info on line to get ourselves educated. As a young mom with a busy job I can so relate to that struggle. It felt so wrong to do that at the start of a brand new year, let me tell you! Very addictive but guilt-free. This is actually the first time I have read your blog. So glad to hear that you took the time for your health Janet. It was 8-15 times a day prior to antibiotics. Thanks for your post because it really resonated with me. I love that you are real and relatable and that you share your struggles. :) Also rolling them in shredded coconut will help them from becoming super sticky to the touch a bit. Antibiotics really do a number on the gut (and consequently the entire system!). But often that cost tends to be my emotional or physical health. I am seeing doctors and tests but it all takes time. I hope you get your health issues figured out soon. Where does the time go? So easy and I can have these on hand as a snack for the kids. I’ve learned that there is important work to do in the quiet and slow spaces. Will probably try to make them again sometime because although I’m not a fan of the consistensy, the flavour was nice! Each serving (2 balls) has 4 grams of carbs, 12 grams of protein, and 23 grams of fat (according to the carb manager app, when using the exact ingredients specified in the recipe). Remove and using wet hands roll the mixture into your desired sized balls. Hope you are able to enjoy this time with your littles and give your body the rest it needs. Something I have been doing though is adding steamed + frozen cauliflower in place of ice cubes in some of my smoothies. I feel like I could’ve written a lot of that myself! I made some on the small size to toss into some coconut ice cream like a DQ blizzard. And to make it even better, there’s no baking required! And it includes the following: – 2 bags of Hemp Hearts – 4 bags of Hemp Heart Toppers – 2 bags of Toasted Hemp Seeds – Grocery bag – Shaker cup. (both of them) Take care of yourself, we will always support you! I know the other side will hold a deeper appreciation for feeling like myself again. I own a very busy coffee shop that I do all of the baking for- I couldn’t see myself stopping if I had fractured my wrists so I didn’t see a dr after the fall. Why? It’s just too easy to get sucked into that mindset of feeling like there are always 10 things I could fix, or that I’m always 10 steps behind where I “should” be. So the recipe is pretty much perfect! And thank you so much Carolyn for your kind words…means a lot! They’re so easy to throw together and provide an amazing boost of plant-based energy. This recipe looks divine. It seems like others are always working harder or in better shape. Hey Tanya, I followed the recipe to the letter (minus the optional chopped chocolate) and rolled them in sweetened shredded coconut, which only barely adhered so it looks more like a light dusting of snow. These chocolate hemp protein balls are the perfect afternoon pick me up. Isn’t it crazy how much we push ourselves in spite of so many warning signs? Hope you’re feeling better now. But I’m hopeful. If it helps anyone else, I’ve spent two+ years getting healthy, healing my digestive system and then everything else along the way (silent reflux = voice loss, chronic cough, clearing throat, etc), spending thousands of out of pocket paying for naturopath and myriad tests. It took me a solid year and a half of sticking to what I knew deep down I had to do -SLOW DOWN and NURTURE my body and soul – but I am now truly healthy and happy both physically and mentally! Let’s try these delicious hemp protein energy balls. Thanks for following along friend! You don’t always have to be in go-go-go mode. This is our key ingredient that is known as perfect plant based protein. Super easy to make even though I dont have a food processor I was able to make them with a not so great blender stick with a bit of extra effort :). And I can’t thank you enough for your support for my cookbooks and recipes…really means the world to me. I am a Taurean bull, afterall—charging, stubborn, determined to accomplish my goals at almost any cost. If the “dough” is too sticky to shape, add some shredded coconut and process again. Thanks, I needed this today. I slowly started having strange symptoms- horrible fatigue, muscle aches, severe shortness of breath, arthritis, weight gain, psoriasis, irregular cycles, etc- but my blood work was normal so I just chocked it up to getting older and I pushed myself harder. Read Hemp Seeds: A High Protein Superfood for Great Gut Health which includes a recipe for hemp milk. Now add in the almond meal, hemp protein powder, carob powder and hemp seeds and blend till just combined. A recipe by Emma Wilks – @nourishbyemma_ Emma is an Aussie-born health and fitness fanatic. I’m strong and can handle a lot, so for most of my life that’s how things have worked. You are such a talented and bright lady and I always, always recommend your book to anybody and everybody, especially new vegans. I’ve been trying to incorporate more healthy fats and protein into my daily intake, and I think these will fit the bill! I’ve loved all your thoughtful comments over the years and this one has just left me so inspired. Thanks so much for these! Similar for sure. Hey Laura, anytime!! April of this year I slowly started taking walks and have worked up to run/walks about 3 miles. I’m not taking care of myself (which is beginning to take its toll), stress is high, and I’m a single mom to a sweet 4-year old boy. One reason I love following you so much is how real and down to earth you are. have been a huge red flag. This is temporary and then I re-introduce foods one at a time eventually. You know what I haven’t added them to a smoothie yet, but I’ve heard from a couple readers who do this and love it! Use them pre- or post-wor . Hi! I think in future I’ll double the recipe, it yielded 8 for me for the size I like. (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. Next up for me, getting my eyes checked! Place the brazil nuts in a blender or food processor and blend to a rough meal. Thanks for reading :). It can reduce inflammation and increase our energy levels due to the ideal ratio of fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6) which are crucial for our well-being. Anyway, just hope you know that a TON of readers look up to you for so many reasons. I have struggled before with the constant, go go go mindset and am a huge non-stop worker. I’m just catching up with your posts here Angela. I have enjoyed your recipes for years. And when I get back into my beloved sweaty workouts (which I actually do love), I’ll strive for more balance and patience rather than seeing how many classes I can cram into one week. I’m not positive but I think they should hold up okay. Best wishes to you! It’s awesome to have goals, but feeling like I’m always behind (especially when I’m trying to make positive changes in other areas in my life) isn’t a relaxing way to live. Thank you. I’m also having a “focus on me” year. For a fun twist, try changing up the flavours by adding peppermint or orange extract! Thank you for the recipe! Add in the dates, hemp protein, tahini and vanilla extract. I hope they help you in some way. I thought I was handling it like a rockstar, until I wasn’t. This is something I’ve been reminded of over and over again since the beginning of the year. I keep them in the freezer and pop one in my kids lunch boxes ( and mine) for a special treat. I love the chocolate covered ones too for a dessert-like treat. . Add in the dates, hemp protein, tahini and vanilla extract. I love rolling them in hemp hearts, shredded coconut or cocoa powder. On my way to make the hemp balls! Best of luck Angela. Nursing hunger is still very real and I need something healthy for my chocolate cravings! The ads are so prevalent that some content is even hidden. haha love your thinking Laura! I love the sneaky veggie and I don’t taste it much at all. Second, I wanted to pass on two resources I have used in the last few years to move past some health challenges of my own. Taking care of ourselves becomes a source of guilt, frustration and shame. There will be more to come as I’m currently off almonds and cashews at the moment, heh. I think it could be. That way if anyone asks … Take care, friend! It’s freeing. With 6 grams of protein per energy ball, they are the perfect snack portion for busy people … Same goes for career stuff. I have a great recipe for Hemp Protein Energy Balls that I’m sharing below and an exciting GIVEAWAY from Manitoba Harvest. Other than that, no changes to the recipe and they came out perfect. Hemp Protein and Hemp Seed Recipes. Fresh dates are my favourite as they have this mouthwatering caramel-like taste, are soft and chewy. We all love sweet treats. But you’re right, the struggle has a silver lining and I’m so grateful for the lessons learned and perspectives gained! * Soak or roast almonds beforehand for a better digestion. The silver lining is that setbacks, whether health or otherwise, do eventually force us to stop and examine everything. So appreciative for you being so open. Positive energy to you and your healing process! The other is a gut health product called Restore from Dr. Zack Bush – also an American doctor who has moved to a more natural healing approach. I’ve been following you so long (when you still used eggs!) Thank you :). I have been trying to slow down, lower my expectations (very difficult to do) and live in the moment. Where you are right now is exactly where you are supposed to be—even if it’s uncomfortable. Lightly wetting your hands if needed, shape the dough into balls and place them on the lined plate. Thank you. Can’t wait to make a batch.. It can be very difficult to find something simple that may work well with our stubborn gut. I am worth it, and if my friends find me annoying now with all this knowledge, I wonder what they would have thought if I’d never gotten better! I used dark chocolate chips. Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar-free, Recipe adapted from my Raw Chocolate Truffles in, 1 cup (160 g) lightly packed pitted Medjool dates*, 3 tablespoons (15 g) unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, 2 tablespoons (11 g) shredded unsweetened coconut, 3 tablespoons (30 g) chopped dark chocolate (optional), 1 to 3 teaspoons (5 to 15 mL) water, if needed, Unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder. Hey Kelly, Thank you so much for sharing these two resources! Glad you’re getting a handle on your health. I charge ahead with my eyes set on the goal and I’m usually okay with the collateral damage if it’s “just me” that takes a hit. Hi Emily, I hadn’t taken them for over 10 years until earlier this year and wow, I think it wiped me out! 1 cup quick oats; 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips; 1/4 cup shredded coconut; 1/4 cup raw hemp hearts; 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey) 1/2 cup peanut butter; Preparation. Follow Angela on Instagram @ohsheglows, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, { 80 comments… read them below or add one }. I think I need to get back in the kitchen (I haven’t been cooking very much lately) and make these. The themes of my year have been self-care, healing, and gentle movement while I work through some ongoing health issues, and so far I’ve been sticking with them. We all like the coconut on the outside the best. It’s totally my fault though. I’d love to hear if you’ve ever been through something similar, or maybe you’ve been working through things this year too? You don’t have to feel behind everyone else. We currently live in a disease management model. The cocoa powder on the outside made it a little bitter which was a non starter for the kids. Our well-being is all to easy to neglect especially as parents and it can be really easy to “get away with” until hitting bottom. Hi Angela, I’m so happy to hear that you are making changes and feeling better. My husband has nut allergies and so many recipes for healthier, plant based options have nuts. Alissa. I’m sorry to hear about your health issues. I have been healthily and no issues my whole life. My health issues this past year (see this post and comments) have been a huge red flag. These delicious bars are a place … Interested in my story? Thank you so much for sharing your story. Great For: Breakfast, Snacks. What is so special about almonds? What a sweet note. And thank you so much for being open and vocal about this, we need this to be a serious conversation before everyone becomes chronically burnt out. I’m not burning myself out. Don’t get me wrong – phytic acid is considered to be a healthy antioxidant but it may be irritating for some. Stay healthy! Food And Drink. Angela, thank you for this post. Is there a substitute that would work? It helps remind me that I shouldn’t expect everything to be in harmony, but that certain things in life will have “good years” or phases while other ones won’t be in that same phase. I go out with my husband once a week. Thank you so much, Angela, and best wishes to you, too! I’m so happy to hear that Sarah! Love that fudgy texture!!! Gutta Be Healthy was created for YOU to give you knowledge, guidance and support. I made the balls a little smaller so was able to get more then 12. It works perfectly if you cannot have too many nuts and you are looking for a nut butter replacement. Roll the balls in your choice of coating, if desired. I haven’t brought back the intensive kickboxing and weight training I used to do. And I’ve realized that buying into that means that I’ll never be happy with where I am. One is a book called A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan. It never ceases to amaze me how supportive this community is! Dates aren’t my friend, but I will try with a 50/50 mix of dates and raisins and let you know how that goes. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It is used for educational and informational purposes only. It seems like others are always working harder or in better shape. Same goes for career stuff. The idea is to not break the hemp seeds down too much. I was so nervous to send that newsletter issue out, but the response was fantastic, and many of you said you’d been going through something similar. Thank you so much for sharing! in my nature to approach things in a gentle (sane) manner! lol. Still hurting 5 weeks later I went to a dr but they had healed incorrectly ☹️ So I decided to take a year off of working out and hopefully heal. And good for you for scheduling those appointments…they can be so easy to not make the time for. The combination of crunchy hemp hearts, chewy oats, natural sweetener, vegan protein powder and earthy spices makes these raw snacks not only healthy, but also rich in flavour and … Continue reading → By: Lisa Codina. Place the pitted dates in a food processor and process until a ball forms. Angela, it’s like you pulled those thoughts out of my subconscious! I’m glad you are giving yourself time to heal too, even if it’s hard. But I always love reading your posts. :). Some things will need more attention, while other things will feel easy! Try to soak or roast your almonds and see if that makes a difference. You’re so sweet, Marni, thank you! With only 6 ingredients, this wholesome recipe for vegan hemp heart protein balls is so easy to prepare. Kids ate them right up. The dough should be sticky and shouldn’t be crumbly when you form a ball. Thank you for this. I will look into them for sure. I got out of almost all my career obligations (boards, committees). They’re healthy, right? Read Hemp Seeds: A High Protein Superfood for Great Gut Health, This is Why White Rice Can Be Better than Brown Rice, Homemade Paleo Granola For Your Stubborn Gut. Louise, Previous post: Spiced Buttercream Frosting, Next post: 3-Ingredient Chia and Quinoa Flatbread (vegan), © 2008 - 2020 Glo Bakery Corporation. -Kendra, Hi Kendra, Oh wow what a journey you’ve been on. To punch up the nutrition even further I added a TB of tahini instead of the water. Including the loss of identity that I can do it all. Also, ground the hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds in the blender as they will better … We all know that without a proper daily protein intake we start to struggle and a lot of health problems can rise. Your guide to enjoying life with irritable gut conditions. This recipe looks wonderful, I would love to try with the peppermint oil but I am not sure how much to add. I love all of your recipes and posts and have been following you for about 7 years now. I’m so happy that you slowed down and nurtured yourself…and how awesome you were able to heal and feel so much better after all of that. So true. Keep up the good work everyone. Thank you for always sharing. I’m glad you are listening to your body and taking some “me” time to take care of yourself. What's inside my makeup bag (cruelty-free),, 3-Ingredient Chia and Quinoa Flatbread (vegan), My AM + PM Skincare Routines and Current Fave Products! I’ve got a nut allergy and it’s really tough to find vegan recipes/blogs that don’t include cashews and almonds in every item!
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