Easy Protein Balls Recipe
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats
Serves: 15
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tsps cacao powder
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 2 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla flavour and 2 scoops measured to about ⅓ cup)
  • Approx 1 cup desiccated coconut for rolling
  1. Roughly chop the dates and add them to the food processor.
  2. Add the almonds, coconut oil, cacao powder, coconut flakes and protein powder to the food processor.
  3. Blend for a couple of minutes. It takes a little while for the almonds to release their oil which helps make the mixture moist.
  4. Stop the food processor and scrape the mixture from the sides. Blend again and continue blending, stopping, scraping until the mixture becomes moist. The exact time will vary on the power of your food processor, but mine took about six minutes. Don’t be fooled by how the mixture looks, check by squeezing the mixture with your hands. Once it stays together when you squeeze it, it is ready.
  5. Pour the desiccated coconut into a bowl.
  6. Using a heaped teaspoon of the mixture roll it into a balls.
  7. Roll the ball in the coconut and place in a container that can be airtight. Keep going until you have used up all the mixture and then place the protein balls into fridge to set. This will take about an hour.
  8. The protein balls are best stored in the fridge and they can be frozen.
Recipe by Planning With Kids at https://planningwithkids.com/2013/11/25/easy-protein-balls-recipe/