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  • AMOS
  • 15 April 2022

No bake protein balls

Protein balls are quick and easy to make. High in protein, and with a bit of sweetness, they are great to help curb the afternoon cravings. You can make them in advance so you have them on hand when you need.

Place them on a lined baking tray and pop them in the freezer for a few hours, before storing them in a bag or airtight container in the freezer. Get it out in the morning, and it’ll be perfect for snack time.

Here’s a few simple recipes for you to try.

Salted caramel protein balls


  • ¾ cup natural cashew butter
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut, plus extra to roll them in
  • 4 scoops vanilla or unflavoured protein powder
  • Pinch of sea salt


Mix together in a bowl using your hands. If it’s too sticky add some extra almond meal; if not sticky enough add more cashew butter. Roll into small balls (about the size of a 50c piece) then roll in desiccated coconut. This will make approximately 20 balls.

Nutrition facts

  • 120 calories
  • 9g fat
  • 3g carbs
  • 1g fibre
  • 1g sugar
  • 8g protein

Lemon cheesecake protein balls


  • 250g light cream cheese
  • 1 sachet lite jelly (lemon, or another flavour if you don’t like lemon)
  • 2 scoops tasteless protein powder
  • Shredded coconut


Mix together cream cheese, jelly powder and protein powder in a bowl. If it’s too sticky, place it into the fridge for an hour. Roll into small bite sized balls before rolling in coconut.  This will make approximately 20 balls.

Nutrition facts

  • 60 calories
  • 5g fat
  • 5g carbs
  • 4g protein