Cashew balls

Cashew Coconut Protein Balls

By Clare Keating, All Bodies Nutritionist and ex-chef


A quick and easy protein ball to satisfy a sweet tooth craving and give you a burst of energy! They have a delicious nutty and vanilla taste with a smooth, non-sticky consistency


Protein balls, like these, are also great for athletes needing to eat more calories but are struggling with the volume of food. A couple of these go a long way and can be great for that!


If you’re dairy-free you can swap the whey protein for vegan vanilla protein

If you don’t have any cashews in the house, feel free to swap them for a different nut, it’ll obviously just change the taste and nutrition information a little bit


Serves 10

Calories: 144 Protein: 5g, Carbohydrates: 8.8g, Fat: 9.4g

Cashew balls


1 cup cashews

1/2 cup pitted dates

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup (30g) vanilla whey protein powder

3 tbsp water



  1. In a blender blend the cashews until fine. Add the dates and coconut and blend until combined. Transfer the mixture to a bowl

  2. Add the chia seeds, protein and water to the bowl and mix until well combined. You can use your hands to do this.

  3. Roll the mixture into 10 balls and store in the fridge

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