Tip! The bites are great as is, but for a little extra protein and texture, try rolling them in hemp hearts.
Reprinted with permission from Vegan Yack Attack’s Plant-Based Meal Prep ©2020.
1. Combine quinoa and water in a large pot, cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 18 minutes. Leave the cooked quinoa uncovered for 3 minutes, then fluff with a spoon or fork and set aside to cool.
2. Pulse cooled quinoa, dates, and almonds in a food processor equipped with an S-blade until the mixture starts clumping together. Add the lemon juice and zest, agave nectar, and salt and pulse until just incorporated, then transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Fold in the oats and knead until well combined. Chill mixture for 20 minutes, then roll 2-tablespoon (30 g)–sized scoops between dampened palms to form balls. Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
- Serving Size 1 ball
- Calories 63
- Carbohydrate Content 8 g
- Fat Content 3 g
- Fiber Content 1 g
- Protein Content 2 g
- Sugar Content 3 g