Almond Pulp Energy Balls, Zero Waste
The first time I made almond milk I had no idea what I was doing. I especially didn’t know what to do with the almond pulp that was leftover. Almond pulp is the leftover part that after straining homemade almond milk. To strain your milk use a nut milk bag like Ellie’s Best. Visit Ellie’s Best website and use code “ohmy10” to save 10% at checkout. If you don’t strain your milk you won’t have the pulp you need!
I didn’t want to throw the pulp away because, how wasteful. But I had no idea what to do with it. I’d heard about drying it to make flour so I tried that. It lived in the fridge “drying” for 3 days when finally I decided to be adventurous and try something new, zero waste almond pulp energy balls.
When I got the almond pulp out of the fridge wasn’t completely dry like flour. It still had a little moisture from milk making, it basically didn’t dry at all. It isn’t a big of a problem because the additional moisture helps form and keep the balls together.
Roll balls in different toppings for different nutrient components. All foods are super, but you could use some super, superfoods!
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1 cup almond pulp
2 Tbsp cocoa power
4 Tbsp vanilla vegan protein Powder
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup tahini
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup flax seed meal
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then roll into 1 Tbsp balls. Roll in whatever toppings you would like. I used hemp hearts, chia seeds, and coconut flakes. Store in refrigerator
You don’t have to dry out the pulp. Mix it right in, the moisture will help keep the balls together.