Hemp Power Balls – Vegan, Gluten-Free

I’ve been a fan of hemp seeds for a while but I recently tried hemp protein powder for the first time.  After browsing many brands at my health food store, I picked up Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50.  What I LOVE about it is there is ONE ingredient! Yes, one –> HEMP.  I mean how much easier and natural can it get?? It’s a raw plant based protein which also makes it vegan.

Many people (including me!) have steered clear of hemp protein powder because it is gritty or it has a “earthy” taste.  But they obviously have not tried Manitoba Harvest because it blends effortlessly into smoothies with no gritty feeling or weird aftertaste.  It’s pretty darn amazing.

Manitoba Harvest carries a wide range of products: hemp hearts, hemp bars hemp oil, hemp milk and of course a variety of hemp protein powders both flavoured and unflavoured.

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Hemp Pro 50 contains 15g of protein, 7g of fibre per 30g serving.  It is also high in Omegas 3 and 6 and low in sugar and carbs.Hemp Pro 50 Nutritional Info

While this protein powder is perfect in smoothies I though I’d make some power balls since I was needing a little pick me up before the gym.  I also included their hemp hearts in this recipe as well.

These are no-bake, vegan, gluten-free and take just minutes to prepare.Hemp_Power_Balls_Vegan_Gluten-Free_thehappyhealthfreak.com

Hemp Power Balls
Serves 16
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  1. 1/2 cup medjool dates, soaked
  2. 1/2 cup cashews or almonds
  3. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  4. 1/4 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50 Protein Powder
  5. 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  6. 15-20 drops liquid stevia or 2 Tbsp sweetener of choice
  7. 2 Tbsp Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  8. 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  1. Add dates and nuts to a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until combined.
  2. Add peanut butter, coconut oil and hemp protein powder. Blend again until smooth.
  3. Remove dough from blender and place in a mixing bowl. Stir in hemp seeds, chocolate chips and stevia.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 16 balls.
  5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving (2 power balls)
  1. 259 Calories, 7g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 5g Net Carbs, 10g Fat, 4g Protein, 3g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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  • AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon May 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I bought and tried some hemp protein for the first time about 8 months ago because I was looking for a more natural and clean protein powder. I also loved that it was just 1 ingredient. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of the taste. It has such an earthy taste that I quickly came to like quite a bit.

    • happyhealthfreak May 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

      That’s awesome!! I’m not a big fan of it on it’s own, but I find it blends well in smoothies and I don’t notice the taste. And of course, works well in these power balls 🙂

  • Andrea Wyckoff June 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    These hemp power balls looks super satisfying and energizing!! I am totally a hemp fan too!

    • happyhealthfreak June 2, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you – I totally agree, perfect pre-gym snack 😉


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