Thank you to Carissa Clewer for sharing this homemade healthy eating recipe with us.
Carissa says ‘I have begun a love affair with chickpeas since being inspired by the many recipes using chickpeas on the Lose Baby Weight website!
As a result, I have been playing around with using them in various recipes and have come up with a recipe for Peanut Butter Chickpea Balls!


  • 3 tbsp Healthy Mummy Smoothie mix (vanilla or chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 50g oats
  • 40g chickpeas
  • 40g dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or cacao (if using choc mix)
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar/agave nectar/maple syrup/honey
  • 1/4 cup water (more or less)


  • Put all ingredients (except for water) into a food processor or Thermomix and whiz it all up (in my Thermie I used speed 7 for about 10seconds).
  • Add the water gradually until it is crumbly, but sticks together when pressed. You may need a bit less or more of the 1/4 cup of water.
  • Makes: 20 balls. Calories per ball: 35. You can also substitute the chickpeas for almonds or cashews, but the calories would then be around 45 cals per ball.

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