Protein BLISS balls for EASTER

Easter is just around the corner and instead of giving out Easter Eggs for our clients at Health Space Burwood, our office manager suggested we  give out a “healthier alternative” for the little sweet treats so he suggested to make mini protein balls which I thought was a fantastic idea! So here is the recipe I used and it turned out much better than I expected. So if you’re feeling like something sweet but don’t want to over indulge in chocolate, this is a great alternative that you can bring to the family feast or you can have them as give-a-ways too.


  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Chia seeds- 3 tablespoons
  • Cashew nuts- 3/4 of a cup
  • Almonds- 3/4 of a cup
  • Dates (preferably medjool) – 16 or 1 cup
  • Usana Dutch chocolate Protein powder (or another alternative brand) – 3 tablespoons
  • Cacao powder- 1 tablespoon


  1. crush the almonds and cashew nuts in a Nutribullet or a food processor until they are fine-medium consistency
    • doesn’t matter if they have some chunky bits throughout the mixture
  2. pit the dates and put it in the food processor or if you don’t have one (like me) chop very finely and put it through the Nutribullet. The Nutribullet is a bit harder to use as it sticks together so I ended up chopping my dates so they were in tiny pieces and almost like the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and Blend. Once again if you don’t have a food processor, just place it in a large bowl and mix thoroughly!
  4.  The mixture should be able to stick together and naturally form clusters throughout the bowl, that’s when you know they are able to hold the form. When you pick up a clump and it just falls apart and doesn’t hold together in 1 piece, you can either: add 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil or add a few more dates in.
  5. Grab the mixture once it’s ready, squeeze it together and then roll it into your desired ball size.
  6. Optional: you can add an extra layer of flavour by rolling it in either cacao powder, chocolate protein, goji berries, crushed nuts.
  7. Ideally store in fridge until ready to serve

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