Protein Balls are an easy, healthy way to get your day started right when you’re on the go. 


These Protein Balls take barely any time and are perfect to snack on throughout the week. We all know how crazy our schedules can get, so having these at the ready for an energy boosting, healthy snack to keep you going throughout your day is great! I love making my own protein balls (or bars) at home because I get to control what I put in them and not to mention it’s much more cost effective! 


Now, let’s talk ingredients. Any nut butter of your preference will work for this recipe: peanut butter, sunbutter, cashew or almond are some of my favorites. The chia seeds and hemp seeds add tons of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, and are rich in antioxidants and fiber. The dates are what help everything stick together and add that delicious naturally sweet flavor that we love. Lastly, you can choose your favorite protein powder for these Protein Balls. Some of my favorite powders are Plant Fusion Complete Protein and Ora Organic Vegan Protein Powder


These protein balls are much like my Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls and Date Nut Bites because they’re no bake! Which I love. I make up a batch of any of these over the weekend so that I have them to snack on during the week when I’m on the go running around with the kids or to a meeting. Pop them in the freezer and they’ll be good for months! 


Try making this recipe with your little ones too. It’s fun for them to help form the balls with their hands and get involved! Plus you can teach them about all the good ingredients that go into this recipe and how it helps their bodies get the fuel they need!

Are you making a batch of protein balls this weekend? Let me know in the comments! 


Protein Balls

Protein Balls are an easy, healthy way to get your day started right when you're on the go. 
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Servings: 22
Author: Catherine McCord


  • 1 cup nut butter (almond, peanut or sunflower)
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 3/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  • Place mixture in a food processor and blend until combined.
  • Using a 1 tbsp measure roll into balls. 
  • For Chocolate Drizzle (optional): melt 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Allow to cool and then drizzle over protein balls.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Are these still good without actual protein powder? I give them to my kids and prefer to avoid protein powder.

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