TVP energy balls

We reinvent the energy balls to integrate more protein thanks to the TVP – the textured vegetable protein (also called TSP-textured soy protein). Made from soy, it is pressure-cooked soy flour from which a little more than half of the fat is removed. This leaves protein, fiber and nutrients, making this food an ideal meat substitute. Here is a brand of PVT available in the market (but there are several more, including many bulk options).

TVP energy balls

  • Servings : 16 balls (1 portion = 1 ball)
  • Preparation : 20 minutes
  • Cooking : Aucun


  • 60ml (1/4 cup) tahini (sesame butter) or peanut butter
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) melted dark chocolate
  • 250ml (1 cup) dates
  • 250ml (1 cup) puffed rice cereal or textured vegetable protein (TVP) OR half and half
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) sesame seeds


  1. Purée the tahini, maple syrup, melted chocolate and dates in a food processor. If the mash does not form, add 1 tsp of water at a time to form the puree.
  2. When the texture is smooth, gradually add the cereals and / or soy proteins, pulsing with the food processor so that they are incorporated without being mashed.
  3. Shape into small balls of about a tablespoon then roll them in the sesame seeds.

Nutritional values per serving

  • Kilocalories : 120kcal
  • Carbohydrates : 16g
  • Fibers : 2g
  • Lipids : 5g
  • Protein : 5g
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