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!

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