Nut-Free Protein Balls

In between meal times can be very difficult for some. So having these balls in the fridge will make it easier to eat healthier at these times. One little ball will satisfy you thanks to the goodness from the good fats of the coconut and the protein source from the powder. It's a fun way to get this kids involved by having them help roll the balls.


6 Medjool dates, pitted
½ cup desiccated coconut (plus extra for rolling)
¼ cup chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons raw cacao
1/3 cup coconut oil


Mix all ingredients together in a blender until it is smooth and well combined. Using slightly damp hands, take approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape into balls. Roll in the desiccated coconut and store in glass container in the fridge.

Makes 16 balls


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.