Protein balls are a great way to get some extra protein and boosters, such as hemp or flax, before or after a workout. When you make them yourself, you know exactly what is going into them and they are super simple, so ditch your run of the mill protein bar and grab one of these balls instead!

These protein balls are fully raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The rolled oats and chia seeds will provide you the fibre that you need to keep you feeling full, the proteins will stave off any sugar cravings, the ground flax, chia seeds and hemp hearts will give you a hit of omegas. Bottom line, these protein balls are the perfect snack to grab any time of day, especially pre or post-workout!

Piña Colada Protein Balls (makes 10 teaspoon sized balls)

These protein balls are chock full of the best ingredients to fuel your body. While developing this recipe I was dreaming of being somewhere warm, perhaps sitting on a beach listening to the waves crash onto the shore. This recipe is relatively simple to make, all you need is a blender or food processor.

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

1 TBSP Ground Flax

2 TBSP Rolled Oats*

1 TBSP Hemp Hearts

1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Genuine Health Fermented Protein Powder)

2 TBSP + 2 TBSP Shredded Coconut (unsweetened, sulfite-free)

2 Limes (zest and juice)

3 TBSP Coconut Oil

1 TSP Raw Agave

Combine all of the ingredients, except your 2 TBSP of shredded coconut, together in a blender or food processor until it comes together. The mixture should be moist enough that you can form it into balls without it falling apart, you can add more coconut oil if your mixture is too dry. Form your dough into balls, roughly the size of a golf ball (teaspoon amount). Coat your balls in the remaining shredded coconut.

These protein balls are best within 72 hours of making them, refrigerate them in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls (Makes 10 teaspoon sized balls)

 

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

1 TBSP Ground Flax

2 TBSP Rolled Oats*

1 TBSP Hemp Hearts

1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Genuine Health Fermented Protein Powder)

3 TBSP Coconut Oil

6 Dates

2 TBSP Raw Cacao Powder

1 TBSP Raw Pecans

2 TBSP Almond Butter

 


In a small bowl, soak your dates in boiling water. Meanwhile, combine all of your other ingredients in a blender or food processor. Soak dates for about 5 minutes, then add the dates and 2 TBSP of the water they were soaking in, into your blender or food processor. Blitz to combine until you have a smooth texture. Using either a spoon or small ice cream scoop, scoop your mixture and roll into a ball. These are best consumed within 72 hours, store in an airtight container.

Almond Milk Latte Power Balls (12 Teaspoon sized balls)

 

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

1 TBSP Ground Flax

2 TBSP Rolled Oats*

1 TBSP Hemp Hearts

1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Genuine Health Fermented Protein Powder)

2 TBSP Coconut Oil

¼ Cup Brewed Coffee

2 TBSP Almond Butter

6 Dates

1 TSP Vanilla

 

 

In a small bowl, soak your dates in boiling water. Meanwhile, combine all of your other ingredients in a blender or food processor. Soak dates for about 5 minutes, then add the dates and 2 TBSP of the water they were soaking in, into your blender or food processor. Blitz to combine until you have a smooth texture. Using either a spoon or small ice cream scoop, scoop your mixture and roll into a ball. These are best consumed within 72 hours, store in an airtight container.

Try any one of these three recipes – or all of them – and enjoy!