Black Bean Protein Balls
1 (10-ounce) pouch Black Beans, rinsed and dried
1 ½ tablespoonsVirgin Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Creamy Almond Butter
3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
5 tablespoons Cacao Powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon large-flake sea salt
Chia seeds for coating
Place black beans, coconut oil, and almond butter in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides and add maple syrup, cacao, vanilla, and salt; process until incorporated. Scoop into a bowl and refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm.
Pour chia seeds into a shallow dish. Form the cacao mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and roll between the palms of your hands, then coat all sides in chia seeds. Chill, covered, until ready to eat.
Enjoy, and Happy Eating!