A fun and delicious way to use the nut pulp from homemade nut milks! These energy balls are delicious and the perfect healthy treat! Plus they reduce food waste! These energy balls are vegan and paleo-friendly!
Let’s Talk About Food Waste.
I HATE wasting food.
I always feel so fortunate to live in an area that has city composting which makes good of all the inedible peels, cores, stems, and unfortunate dropped food situations. And even though I know our organic food “waste” will be re-purposed, I always try to generate as little as possible. And yes, I’ll readily admit that I’m just avoiding taking out the compost so often. So with motivations both selfish and pure, I am always imagining ways to use as much of our food as possible so as little as possible goes to waste.
What To Do With Leftover Pulp From Homemade Nut Milk?
Since I’ve committed to making our nut milks instead of purchasing the store bought gum-filled versions, there’s always the inevitable question of what to do with the nut pulp.
These energy balls use the leftover from the nut milk squeezing process as the base and are the perfect snack for any time of day. They are packed with healthy fats are super low carb and sugar free or low sugar depending on your sweetener of choice and will give you that extra boost of energy.
Why is Homemade Nut Milk Better Than Store Bought?
In this recipe I used cashew pulp left over from making vanilla cashew milk, but any nut pulp will do. If you’re not making your own nut milk, this might just be the reason to start! Not to mention that homemade nut milks taste way better, do not contain any weird ingredients, and is cheaper! Plus you get to make these balls afterwards!
gluten free/ dairy free/keto/vegan/low carb/grain free/paleo/soy free/good fats
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Nut Pulp Energy Balls
These energy balls utilize nut pulp leftover from homemade almond milks. These are perfect little bits for any time of day. Super low carb and high in those good fats and of course delicious!
paleo, vegan, keto
- 1/3 cup nut pulp this is what I got from starting off with 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup raw almond
- 1/2 cup coconut shreds
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- 1 tbsp cashew (or other nut) milk
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinammon
- sweetener (stevia, chicory fiber, coconut syrup)
In a food processor blend in all ingredients (except sweetener) together by pulsing several times.
Taste and sweeten as necessary with desired sweetener.
Blend together until a dough forms.
With an ice cream scoop, scoop and rolls into balls.
Store in freezer or fridge. Defrost slightly for a few minutes before eating. Will keep in the freezer for several weeks.
Which brands am I using?
Nutiva Coconut Butter
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