Quinoa is the star of these naturally gluten-free and vegan snack balls. They boast almost 1.5 grams of protein with only 36 calories each and less than 1 gram of sugar.
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1 cup water
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
pinch of sea salt
In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring it to a boil, stir once, and cover the pot. Reduce the heat a bit and allow to simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
Once the quinoa is cooked, allow it to cool a bit. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Form the mixture into 1″ balls and place them onto a tray or plate. Place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm. Keep stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!