A super healthy snack for any time of day are these Cashew Pear Energy Protein Balls.
The perfect post work out snack! I grab one of these out of the fridge or freezer after yoga or cardio and I know I’m getting the protein boost that my body needs.
For more protein and energy packed drinks and snacks check out my Pawpaw Strawberry & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie, my Dairy & Sugar Free Almond Chocolate Truffles which are actually so healthy you can have them anytime! And my Honey Bran Granola with Almonds & Apricots which is great for breakfast or a snack.
These are also great as an anytime snack because they’re so nourishing and scrumptious! In fact it’s hard to limit yourself to just one or two a day! I like to keep them either in the fridge which just keeps them cool but still soft, or in the freezer which obviously turns them into a frozen snack which I love in the hottest months like right now!
Pear and cashew nuts are so yum together, and with the addition of the dates, peanut butter (or any nut butter you like), cinnamon, coconut and coconut oil these are truly one of the tastiest healthy snacks you can make for yourself.
Your kids will absolutely love these too! Being naturally sweetened you can rest assured they’re completely good for them.
Please try these out this week and let me know what you think!! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup dried pears
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
Toss all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture starts to go smooth and clump into a ball.
Roll into little balls with your hands, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before you eat them.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Notes: You can freeze these and eat them frozen for a cold snack in summer! Delish.