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Vanilla Maca Tahini Snack Balls

Tahini protein snack balls are just what you need pre and post workout! Listen to your body and feed it well!

Whenever anyone asks me what tahini is, I say “it’s sesame seed peanut butter.” That’s legit, right? I mean, to make tahini, all you do is grind sesame seeds into a butter, the same way you grind peanuts into butter. So yeah. Tahini = sesame seed peanut butter. I like it. Well, I mean, I LOVE tahini. Because it’s excellent, both nutritionally and culinarily. (Meaning: it kicks ass for your body AND your taste buds.)

For your bod, Tahini is a SUPER source of CALCIUM! (And a super answer for us plant-eaters who always get asked, “So where do you get your calcium?”) It’s also a phenomenal source of PROTEIN, one of my favorite things in the world. Protein keeps us full, meaning we’ll eat less later. I’ve also read that the clever combination of calcium, protein, and zinc in tahini also helps hydrate hair and keep it from drying out and thinning – not a bad bonus feature for this sesame seed peanut butter.

But since it’s the sesame seed peanut butter, I love to use it in many of the ways that you WOULD use peanut butter but can’t if you have a peanut allergy or just want to live life to the fullest, like in smoothies, baked goods, and balls. Protein balls, snack balls, those kinds of balls. I dunno what balls YOU were thinking about.

So here are my vanilla maca tahini snack balls, which includes one of my all-time favorite superfoods, MACA. Maca, vanilla, and tahini go together like peanut butter and jelly and bread?

(Listen to my podcast episode that goes in depth about the MARVEL THAT IS MACA, like how it’s an energy food, it helps our adrenal glands like whoa, and it intuitively knows how to work with our bodies to bring them to balance -- you really ought to listen on your next commute!)

Oh, and you can 100% make these balls without maca if you choose so don’t let a lack-a maca talk you out of it!

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