Carob Hemp Balls

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These carob hemp balls are excellent for a nutritious hit on the go and are full of protein and healthy fats!

As someone who flies between two locations (I live on the Gold Coast but my family is in Sydney) and is constantly driving between Byron Bay and Brissy for speaking engagements, musical performances, and just general adventuring, eating healthy on the run can be challenging. 

Balls are definitely the solution to this first-world problem of mine. 

I just throw a bunch of ingredients into a food processor, form into balls, refrigerate overnight, and Bob's your uncle!

Ingredients (makes 16 smaller than golf-sized balls)

1 cup sunflower kernels
½ cup raw activated pepitas
1 cup desiccated coconut (sulphite-free) (plus optional ¼ cup for rolling)
⅓ cup melted coconut oil
2-3 tbsp raw carob powder (depending on desired level of "sweetness")
2 tbsp Brazil nut butter
¼ cup hemp seeds (plus optional ¼ cup for rolling)

1. Pulse sunflower kernels and pepitas in a food processor until a meal forms (be careful that it doesn't become a butter consistency). 
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until mixture clumps together.
3. Form mixture into balls and roll balls in either hemp seeds or coconut.
4. Refrigerate overnight.

*Make sure you use coconut oil as it's essential for the balls to set.