No Nut butter chia seed balls
a protein packed energy snack

Chia seed balls using no nut butter (please read note at the bottom of this page regarding this peanut butter alternative). There are also other options such as Sunbutter and Wow Butter. Please let us know on Facebook if you know of another peanut butter alternative or comment below (bottom of page)!

This recipe was made using a peanut butter alternative that uses peas! However please keep in mind that peas are in the legume family, which is the same family as peanuts, soybeans, and lentils. Remember to always review products and labels before purchasing for use with your family, friends, and/or schools. 

Now that we've covered safety precautions, which is always and important step before making any recipe, let's check out those ingredients keep reading below to see if this is a safe ready for you!

This recipe is a wonderful snack, dessert or a great quick treat if you need a boost of energy! Chia seeds are packed with wonderful nutrients (if you don't have a seed allergy) such as omega-3 fatty acides, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium!

The chia seeds has a mild nutty flavor that is a great addition to smoothies, cookies and much more! It also looks similar to a poppy seed. 

ingredients for chia seed balls!

  • 1/2 Cup No Nut Butter (or peanut butter Safe alternative of your choice, see Note below)
  • 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  • 1 Serving (approx 1/4 cup) Organic Rice Protein Vanilla Powder
  • 1 TBSP Pure Vanilla
  • 2 to 3 TBSP Hemp Seeds (to roll balls in)
  • Optional: Organic Raspberry Jam (or jam of your choice, also try placing a fresh raspberry or blueberry in the middle as an alternative)

In a bowl add no nut butter (or alternative), lightly melt in microwave for 10-20 seconds. Mix in chia seeds, vanilla, protein powder, stir until all ingredients are combined. Mixture should start to form into a ball.

Place hemps seeds into a separate bowl and using your hands pull apart the no nut butter mixture to form and roll into balls. Roll mixture into balls (approx the size of a tablespoon) then roll into hemp seeds to coat and place onto a plate. 

Once entire mixture is rolled and coated with the hemp seeds, use a teaspoon to make an indent, utilizing the bottom of the teaspoon, into each ball and fill with organic raspberry jam or jam of your choice. 

Enjoy right away or place in the refrigerator and enjoy later for a cool and delicious snack or dessert!


PEANUT BUTTER ALTERNATIVE NOTE:

No Nut Butter is a Peanut Free Butter alternative to Peanut butter and claims to avoid gluten, soy, dairy, egg, and nuts.

However please note that it does contain Peas. Peas are a legume (same family as peanuts, soybeans, and lentils) and it may be something you need to avoid if you are allergic to peanuts or other tree nuts.

This may not be the peanut butter alternative of choice if you are trying to be safe around someone that has a peanut allergy. Additionally it is always good to check with the manufacture for cross contamination. 

Please check with your allergist or try other alternatives such as Sunbutter (Sunflower Seeds), Wow Butter (Soy). Remember to always check and carefully read the labels (even if you've purchased before) and if you have any doubts don't buy it or follow up with the manufacture. 

Click here to visit Allergist ACAAI for more info. 


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