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June 5, 2017

QUINOA PEANUT BUTTER SNACK BALLS

Quinoa is the star of these naturally gluten-free and vegan snack balls. The small serving keeps your sweet tooth and calories in check, each boast almost 1.5 grams of protein with only 36 calories each and less than 1 gram of sugar. 

Makes 20 balls

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well

1 cup water

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

pinch of sea salt

In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring it to a boil, stir once, and cover the pot. Reduce the heat a bit and allow to simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Once the quinoa is cooked, allow it to cool a bit. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Form the mixture into 1″ balls and place them onto a tray or plate. Place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm. Keep stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

 

 

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