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Makes 10 balls

Ready In:

10 minutes


8 grams per ball

Suitable For:

Snack, Solid Menu

About this Recipe

Protein Bliss Balls

There is nothing easier, delicious, or more versatile than the infamous protein bliss balls to make as your go-to snack food. This recipe is so forgiving in mixing together a lot of different combinations of antioxidant and nutrient-rich foods such as dates, goji berries, almonds, macadamias, nut pastes, coconut and chia seeds. You can boost it further in the protein department by adding a protein powder. This is a great portion controlled recipe to get in the habit of making, especially if you have some leftover protein powder sitting in the kitchen cupboard.


  • 100g raw unsalted almonds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 50g unflavoured whey protein powder
  • 10 fresh dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • For Rolling – You choose! some examples are cacao, beetroot powder, crushed nuts, chia seeds, coconut, goji berries

Almonds are clearly the hero in this recipe, providing you a healthy source of monounsaturated fats, a good source of Vitamin E, source of plant sterol that can reduce your cholesterol reabsorption, as well as a source of plant protein, calcium, iron, and zinc.

If you don’t have unflavoured whey protein on hand, you can add a vanilla or chocolate flavoured whey protein powder instead.



Each serving of Protein Bliss Ball will provide:

147 Calories

8g Protein 

6g Fat (0g Saturated Fat) only the good fats here!

19g Total Carbohydrates

4g Dietary Fibre

  • Protein Target of 60g per day- A serving will provide you: 13.3% 13.3%
  • Protein Target of 80g per day- A serving will provide you: 10% 10%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place almonds, sunflower seeds, whey protein powder, cacao powder, and cinnamon powder into a food processor. Blitz until mixture is crumbly.

Step 2

Add pitted dates and vanilla extract and pulse again until mixture comes together. 

Step 3

Add a teaspoon of water/coconut water or juice of an orange if the mixture doesn’t stick together to form a ball (depending on the moisture of your dates).

Step 4

Roll the mixture into balls (approximately the size of a ping pong ball) Makes approx 10

Step 5

Roll into your favourite coating. Some examples are cacao, beetroot powder, crushed nuts, chia seeds or goji berries. Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

People Who’ve Made This

“A tasty and great protein-packed snack that I can make over the weekend and is ready in the fridge. I love how easy they are to make and just the right portion “

Kate H, Sydney.

“Delicious! The whole family loves them too! We look forward to making more of your recipes”

Anna J, Sydney.

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