Well, I am still into them. WAY into them. Only, I was eating a handful one day and thought, “What if I put MINT in here?”
If you’re thinking, “Mint with almonds? Have you taken leave of your senses, woman?” I understand.
But go with me for a moment here because it’ll be worth it.
If you think Trudy and I are on to something with the mint in our mouths, here’s the recipe.
Mint Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls
1/2 C Trader Joe’s Vanilla Hemp Protein*
2 T Coconut Flour
1 T Coconut Sugar
pinch of salt
1 T Almond Butter
2 T Almond Milk
1 1/2 T Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 tsp Pure Mint Extract
2 T Miniature Chocolate Chips, Semi-Sweet
Mix the first four ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix the almond butter, almond milk, coconut oil, and mint extract together in another bowl and stir to create uniform consistency. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to blend. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll into balls and allow them to firm up in the refrigerator.
Try not to eat them before they set up….
Oh, and the other thing I’m into right now?
Is this song by Thomas Jack.
Please don’t get all uppity about the Chaplin film that contains this speech and give me a lecture on sensitivity. I just like the words in the context of the song.
*Trader Joe’s also makes a chocolate hemp protein. That would probably be good as well.