Preparation and organisation is the key to successful clean and healthy eating. It’s much easier to cook healthy meals and prep healthy snacks when your fridge and pantry are stocked with healthy and natural foods. As a gym junkie and group fitness instructor, I love a healthy protein snack in between classes, after a big session at F45 or when practicing yoga sequencing with my fellow yoga teacher trainers. I usually bring a healthy snack to our sessions and (not saying this without being a tiny bit proud) my protein balls are just everyone’s favourite! I am often getting asked for recipes for these, so I started putting together a list of my Top 8 delicious Protein Ball Recipes – see below. I use organic ingredients whenever I can and always use vegan or plant based protein powder.

strawberries

1. Strawberry Bliss Balls

Ingredients:

250g strawberries, hulled
2 cups raw cashews
8 medjool dates
Organic Vanilla Powder
2 tbsp cacao butter, melted
Pinch pink salt
5 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Vanilla Protein Powder
Desiccated coconut to roll

Method

  1. Whizz cashews till fine in food processor.
  2. Separately whizz dates to a paste, add strawberries and whizz until smooth.
  3. Mix the nuts, vanilla, chia seed, cacao butter & coconut flour and whizz to combine.
  4. Roll into balls, then in coconut.
  5. Refrigerate to firm

choc balls

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients for around 20 balls:
½ jar peanut butter
2 cups mixed nuts or almonds
2 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder
20 medjool dates,
100g vegan dark chocolate
50g crushed peanuts
Macha powder to sprinkle

Method:

  1. Line a baking tray with paper
  2. Dollop the peanut butter onto the baking tray in small 5 cent piece blobs (do 20 of these)
  3. Pop into the freezer to harden.
  4. Combine nuts and the protein powder in a high speed blender and blend until finely chopped. Resembles more of a powdery crumb rather than chopped nuts.
  5. Add the dates in slowly, blend and blend until the mixture forms a dough. If it’s not coming together you can add a few drops of water.
  6. Form into balls, sprinkle with a little bit of macha powder.

almond protein balls

3. Vegan Cranberry Almond Balls

Ingredients:
2 cups finely chopped almonds
2 tbsp protein powder
1/2 cup chopped and pitted medjool dates
1 cup of dried cranberries
2 tbps agave syrup
1/2 cup almond milk
1 squeezed lemon

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients together using a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend mixture in food processor.
  3. Form into bite sized balls.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.

chocolate

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Ingredients for 12 balls:
1 ripe banana mashed
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp flax seed meal
2 tbsp vanilla or chocolate protein powder
pinch sea salt
3/4 cup oats
Method:
  1. Mash banana in a medium bowl
  2. Add in cocoa powder, peanut butter, flax, protein powder and a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Continue to mash with fork until all ingredients are fully combined. (May seem dry at first but keep mashing!)
  4. Mix in the oats with a spatula.
  5. Form into 12 balls .
  6. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 3 days (cover up with glad wrap).

Chocolate Protein Balls

5. Chia Goji Berry Balls

These powerful little protein balls are packed with the goodness of oats, chia, cranberries and more! Trust us, they’ll make your morning.

Ingredients for 12 balls:
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup LSA
¼ cup chia seeds
¼ cup raw nuts of your choice
½ cup goji berries
2–3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
½ cup almond butter
2 tbsp melted organic coconut oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
⅓ cup water
Desiccated coconut to roll

Method:
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the water in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Slowly add the water to bring the mixture together and until the desired consistency is achieved. Make sure it’s not too wet – you may not need all the water.
  3. Roll into balls, then in coconut, if desired.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.

I hope you enjoy these protein ball recipes. It’s a bit tough without a food processor (or a strong and powerful blender), but you can hand-crush the ingredients in a mortar and pestle.

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