Movember is all about males, and one of the most fortified foods that men should add to their diet are pumpkin seeds.  Raw that is!  Raw pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which plays an important role in immune function as well as male prostate health.  Pumpkin seeds also play support heart health by blood sugar balance and blood pressure control.  Pumpkin seeds are know to help boost male sperm fertility and overall bladder health.

These balls pack not only pumpkin seeds, but the puree too!  This is a great way to use the pumpkin post halloween and boost the fibre in your diet.

Here is what you need

  • 1.5 cup of quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Here is what you need to do

Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor – until you reach a texture that you desire.  To allow for better ball making – it is suggested to freeze the mix for an hour prior to rolling.  Roll into 25 bites.

Nutrition Information

50 kcal per ball – 6 g Carbohydrates + 4 g Protein + 2 g Fat