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Healthy Apricot and Pistachio Protein Balls

These Apricot and Pistachio Power Balls Are Perfect Pre- or Post-Workout

If your snacking habits are getting in the way of your health goals, it's time to ditch the packaged stuff and try your hand at some easy recipes for delicious protein balls that'll fulfill your unhealthy cravings. For a taste of Summer, try these little balls of goodness that combine the sweetness of apricots with the satisfying crunch of pistachios, and make a powerful pre- or post-workout snack.

Apricot and Pistachio Power Balls

BBC Good Food Show

Healthy Apricot and Pistachio Protein Balls

Ingredients

  1. For Balls
    150 grams dried apricots
    100 grams nut butter, preferably unsalted
    50 grams desiccated coconut or oatmeal
    50 grams pistachios, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  1. For Crust
    25 grams pistachios, finely chopped or ground

Directions

  1. Put the apricots in a food processor and pulse until they are very finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture comes together.
  2. Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls and roll each ball in the ground or finely chopped pistachios on a plate until they’re completely coated.
  3. Chill the balls until they’re firm and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
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