Tuesday, July 17, 2012


My husband recently started making these protein balls; he's begun an even advanced version of a healthy lifestyle lately. Everyone loves these. The ingredients are easily interchangeable, so you can add and subtract to your liking and create your own balls! We have made 3 different versions so far and, still, YUM!
You can easily pat these into a cake pan and make bars instead of rolling into individual BALLS.
I hope you love them!

2 cups of nuts of your choice: sunflower seeds, walnuts, pecans almonds, cashews, pistachios, sesame  
   seeds, chia seeds. We mix various nuts to total the quantity.

1 1/2 cup carob powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoonful cinnamon

1/2 teaspoonful sea salt

1/2 cup raisins or dried cheeries

1/2 cup dates, soak them if they are dry and hard--pit them

1/2 cup almond butter or tahini (we like almond butter, preferably raw and organic). You could probably choose sunflower seed butter as well.

2 Tablespoonfuls honey or agave nectar

1 teaspoonful vanilla extract

Put nuts, seeds, carob or cocoa, cinnamon, salt, raisons or cheeries, and dates in a food processor and pulse until blended. Add almond butter or tahini, honey or agave, and vanilla then blend until you get a sticky consistency. Shape the mixture into bite sized ball or press into a cake pan for bars-slice once chilled.. Store in fridge or freezer. YUUUUMMM! These make such a great snack or pick-me-up!


  1. That does sound good. What's the calories/fat in each ball?

  2. Hi Sarah, hope all is well! If you roll into 30 balls, it is 90 calories, 2 gms protein per ball, 6 gm fat-5.4 gm unsaturated
    I have made these with added Whey protein to increase the total protein and also various nuts and chia seeds! My husband made a batch with cocoa powder and dried cherries--very yum!