Protein Balls

  • Serves
  • Maintenance
    Healthy Treats

330 g (11 oz)  raw whole almonds

1/4 cup other seed – such as linseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds

60 g (2 oz) vanilla protein powder (low sugar)

8-10 pitted dates

2 tablespoon cocoa/cacao powder

½ cup desiccated or shredded coconut

3 tsp natural vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup of water


Add almonds, seeds, protein powder, cinnamon and cacao into food processor bowl and process until until the mix looks crumbly.

Add dates, coconut and vanilla extract and process until mixture starts to come together.

Add water while processing until mixture comes together and looks sticky.

Roll into 3 cm diameter balls.

Store in fridge. They last up to 4 weeks.


Instead of almonds, try other nuts like walnuts, brazil nuts or cashews.

Add other raw seeds such as sunflower seeds and chia seeds to add extra nutritional value – especially protein and good fats. Around 1/4 cup would work well.

Include 1-2 tablespoons of a super greens powder to add vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and probiotic goodness!

Recipe from TAPfit Dietician, Julie Masci. New Life Nutrition.