Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chocolate Protein balls and a Giveaway!



i really enjoying trying out new products from Tropical Traditions, and then getting to offer them to my readers. Last month, they sent me a tub of their organic Shredded coconut to try out!

Tropical Traditions 100% natural Shredded Coconut is made from organic dried coconuts in the Philippines that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfates to keep them white. They are a great addition to recipes and baking. The Shredded Coconut is a cut very small, it isn't like the shredded coconut you see in most stores. It is great for baking, breading, turning to coconut milk and no-bake snack recipes. We made some tasty coconut crusted tofu, coconut cookies and tried out several no-bake cookie recipes.

i recently came across this recipe on the Natural mommies blog and wanted to try them. i really like that these are quick and easy, packed full of protein and taste great. You can really play with the ingredients in these. My kids loved them and thought they were 'junky' treats. They had no idea they were actually pretty good for them.


Chocolate Protein Balls

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup Coconut Peanut butter (or regular)
- 1 cup Whole oats
-1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2- 3/4 cup almonds, pecans, other nuts or seeds. (ground or chopped small)
-1/3 cup raw honey
coconut oil

Mix ingredients together really well in a large bowl. i coated my hands in coconut oil, and kneaded/mixed them by hand. Then let them chill for about 30 min in the fridge. Now, coat your hands again in coconut oil and roll them into little balls (large gumball size). Store them in the fridge in an airtight container.


Tropical Traditions website has an entire recipe section for their coconut products, including some really yummy looking recipes using the Shredded coconut. They had several similar versions to the protein balls listed above.

Can't wait to try it?? You can purchase Tropical Traditions Shredded coconut here.


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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product. i was under no obligation to review it, write a positive review or host a giveaway in exchange for the free product. All opinions are 100% mine.

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