Chocolate Protein Balls



Makes 20  servings of 25 g balls or 10 servings 50 gram balls

  • 1 Cup Oats  (buy Gluten Free if  needed) – 90g
  • 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds  – 60g
  • 3- 4 tbs Cacao Powder 30 – 40 g
  • 1/3 Cup Flaxseed – 60g
  • 1 Cup Sunflower Seeds – 140g
  • 2 tbs Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Dates
  • Organic Desiccated Coconut to roll


  1. Grind all dry ingredients (except desiccated coconut) in powerful food processor (or in batches in coffee grinder) until finely ground.
  2. Meanwhile soak one cup of Dates in hot water
  3. Add coconut oil and Maple Syrup to taste into food processor
  4. Drain Dates and add to mix
  5. Pulse for 15 – 30 seconds until fully combined.
  6. Take out a spoonful at a time and roll into balls.
  7. Roll in desiccated coconut.
  8. Keep in fridge for 3-4 days or freezer.

Tips for variations

  • Use nuts instead of sunflower seeds (if not for school lunches)
  • Good quality Brazil Nuts are high in Selenium and very supportive for Thyroid
  • Roll in Chia seeds for a different look or for anyone who is not keen on Desiccated coconut
  • When grinding the dry ingredients add the contents of one good quality Probiotic Capsule. This can reduce the shelf life but great for digestive health.  Does not effect shelf life if kept in fridge or freezer.

Shopping Tips

  • Costco stock Organic Desiccated Coconut, Chia seeds, Cacao Powder, Flaxseed and maple Syrup at very reasonable prices.  They also do various different organic nuts and trail mix, which could be used in this recipe.
  • The Green Scoop In Edithvale  – sell Wholefoods at reasonable prices and a great place to source all flours seeds, oats and nuts.  30 Edithvale Road.
  • I buy Trident Dried Pitted Dates from Coles (red packet).  They do contain vegetable Oil but no Preservatives and a cheaper alternative to Organic Fresh Dates.  They are also handy to always have on hand.

Nutritional Content per one 25 gram ball

(Made with original ingredients)

  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 15 grams
  • Fats: 7.5grams (1.3 grams Saturated)
  • High in magnesium, omega 3 fats, fibre and protein.

About the Author

Kerry Vernon - Kinesiologist & Nutritionist, Melbourne, Australia Kerry Vernon is a Holistic Nutritionist and Kinesiologist based in Melbourne. She offers Kinesiology sessions and Nutrition Consultations both in-person and online.
Kerry loves helping her clients to heal from emotional and physical challenges and uses a holistic, individually tailored approach. It's recognised that the mind and the body are equally important in achieving great health and happiness.
Kerry is passionate about encouraging clients to realise their true potential, and empower them to heal naturally from autoimmunity and gut health issues.
Kerry facilitates Holistically Hashimotos - a Facebook group for those on the autoimmune pathway who wish to resolve it in a positive, and natural way.

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