Pumpkin Protein Balls

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

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.

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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.