Chocolate protein balls

Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1046 kcal


  • 1/3 cup ground flax meal
  • 4 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 2 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey – not needed if mixed in food processor
  • 2 servings 60 g chocolate protein powder of choice (sugar free)
  • 1 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus more to coat the balls
  • 2 3 tbsp dark chocolate morsels or cocoa nibs


  • Place flax meal, creamy nut butter or sunflower seed butter, and cocoa powder in food processor. Blend until combined.
  • Next, add protein powder, shredded coconut, and coconut oil. Blend until a smooth batter is formed. This might take a couple minutes, so be sure to stop the food processor or blender and scrape sides, then continue to blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, see notes.
  • Transfer batter into a large mixing bowl and stir in chocolate chips or cocoa nibs. Roll the batter into one large ball, cover with plastic wrap, and place in fridge to firm up for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove batter from fridge and then roll the dough into balls about the size of golf ball.
  • Roll each ball in the extra shredded coconut before storing in fridge or freezer .
  • Freeze right away for 20 minutes (to harden); then store in fridge or freezer to maintain freshness, up to 2 months.


Calories: 1046kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 29gFat: 79gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 24gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 1043mgFiber: 24gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 194mgIron: 6mg
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