I'll be going on a work trip the coming week and was wondering what could I eat on the plane, as I really want to avoid airplane food. So I decided to make some protein nut balls - they are super easy to carry and you should have no problem with clearing security check with them. They are also super nutrient-dense and protein-full and should be good to help survive the 24h+ flight.
Pretty much what you see on the picture above, plus some water, lemon juice and hempseeds which I forgot to put on the pic:
- 5 tbs raw sesame seeds
- 3-4 tbs raw cocoa chips
- 6 dates
- 6 tbs raw walnuts
- 6 tbs raw cashew
- 5 tbs unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 4 tbs sunflower seeds
- 4 tbs hempseeds
- 4 tbs dried raspberries (or other fruit choice, goji berries work perfect too)
- fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
- 1 big scoop of your favorite protein powder
The preparation of any nut balls is really super easy.
Step 1: Just put everything in a food processor or a blender and stir everything well once all ingredients are blended. I usually start with the nuts first, then add the fruit, cinnamon and protein. My blender is not super fancy and powerful, so I blend one thing at a time. In the end add the lemon juice and a little bit of water until you get sticky "dough". This time around, I didn't want to use water, so my "dough" is a bit fluffy.
Step 2: Roll into small balls. Roll the balls into additional coconut or hempseeds.
Step 3: Take a pic, eat and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
You can totally experiment with the recipe, and add almonds or other dried fruit of your choice - I used what I had available at the moment and the result is very, very yummy!